Throughout 2018, Kill Your Darlings presents a regular series of state and territory showcases, shining a spotlight on great Australian writing from outside the south-eastern cultural centres.

The fourth showcase in our series focuses on Western Australia. All this week we’re featuring a range of brilliant new writing from Western Australians writing from and about their home. Check out the full series below!

Don’t forget to catch up on our South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania showcases – and stay tuned for the final instalment in our state and territory series for the year, coming in November!

This week we’re also giving new and current WA-based KYD Members the chance to win a special ‘mini-festival’ ticket package from Black Swan State Theatre Company worth $234 – subscribe from just $17.50 to get great new reads every week and loads of other perks and discounts!

More or Less Stagnant: Climate Change and the Car-Centric City

Feature: More than any other Australian capital, Perth is a city designed for cars – a philosophy built on a fundamental misunderstanding of Western Australia’s climate and lifestyle. But as Stephanie Lai explores, can Perth’s freeway-centric design adapt to a growing city and a warming planet?

Most Likely to be Real

New Fiction: Slowly returning to a life of her own after years of children and unquiet suburbia, Ramona contemplates still life painting and the authenticity of art, experience and self. A new short story from Miles Franklin Award-winner Josephine Wilson.

Homeland, Heartland

MemoirFor a child of diaspora, home is not a simple concept. Rafeif Ismail asks: How do you find your place as both a refugee and a settler on stolen land? And can you ever truly feel you belong anywhere?

You, Perth and Me

Memoir: For Caitlin Maling, this was meant to be a story of a boy, a girl and a city – but time, grief and a relentless heart leave a mark that’s hard to wash off.

Giveaway: Win a Black Swan State Theatre Company ticket package

To celebrate our Western Australia Showcase and say thanks for your support, we’re giving all new and current WA-based KYD Members the chance to win a special ‘mini-festival’ ticket package to Xenides and In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play at Black Swan State Theatre Company in October!