H. J. Stephens
H. J. Stephens is a freelance author and artist. The founder and chief editor of the electronic children’s magazine The Desert’s Hand from 2011 to 2014, she has a deep love of literature and art that inspires and educates. Residing in Perth, Western Australia she has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing and a Graduate Certificate in International Relations. When not writing, she is often buried in a book, wandering around in a virtual world, or trying to make sense of the real world. Other interests of hers include martial arts, anime, historical fiction and research - especially that to do with East Asian politics, war, peace, trade, and economics.
The Madman Anime Festival is a convention that Perth has been pleading for a long, long time. Traditionally only visiting Melbourne and Brisbane, 2017 was the event’s first time coming over to the Western side of Australia. As it has been so deeply anticipated, it had a lot to live up to. I’m afraid that […]
Unlike the day preceding, Sunday was not a day to stay indoors. With beautiful sunshine and a calming breeze the resulting temperature was nothing short of perfect for a festival. Left, Right, Left – The March of Politics: 11:30am-12:30pm, Octogon Theatre 4.5/5 In this panel, Lee Zachariah, Thomas Frank, and Troy Bramston were joined by […]
If I had to describe Saturday in one word, it would be this: hot. It reached 39 degrees C in Perth on Saturday. Admittedly, given that the University of Western Australia is situated on the banks on the Swan River and was thus relieved a little by an early afternoon breeze, it wasn’t as bad […]
There is one particular weekend of the year that I always set aside, scheduled a year in advance and looked forward to eagerly. Last night marked the start of the 2017 Perth Writers Festival with Ben Rawlence giving a resounding opening address at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Today, the journey through the pages […]