Critical Mass

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Your mother always said “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. These writers beg to disagree. Reviewing other people’s work sounds like a scream, until you get a brick through your window or trolled online. But what are the responsibilities and ethics of reviewing, and can the form have artistic merit in its own right?

Image credit: Adam Chandler


Class Ceiling

Saturday, October 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Different types of capital control access to the arts. What are the impacts of financial, cultural and social capital on 'becoming an artist'?

Research and Lived Experience

Friday, September 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How do you sensitively tell a story that is not your own? Writers discuss their approaches to research and stories of lived experience.

Bodily Functions

Saturday, October 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Having a body is pretty much the weirdest thing you can do" - someone at NYWF 2015. Three people with bodies talk about the stuff that doesn't usually get talked about.

First Nations Poetry as Resistance

Saturday, October 1, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hear from some deadly Aboriginal voices as they discuss poetry as a platform for activism and the space within the Australian literary landscape for Aboriginal writers to subvert the narrative.