First Nations Poetry as Resistance

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm

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

Image credit: Alan Weedon


Lost in Translation

Friday, September 30, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

La traduction. 翻訳. La traducció. Translating one word is easy these days, but how do you capture the spirit and voice of a whole text?

Gendering Loneliness

Saturday, October 1, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In literature, loneliness is so often gendered - from Emily Dickinson to Chris Kraus, to Leslie Jamison. What is the connection between gender, loneliness and literature?

Soapbox

Sunday, October 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Self-determination and representation for marginalised voices is vital to the Australian literary scene - but what happens when representation becomes a burden?

Go West: Finding Voice

Friday, September 30, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Go West with writers from the Western suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne. What makes work from the West unique?