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


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?

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Writing for People Without a Voice

Friday, September 30, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Three social justice writers talk about the ethics and responsibilities of writing for people without a voice.


Award Winners

Sunday, October 2, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How do literary awards shape the literary landscape for writers? Are they useful, or overrated?


Health Goths

Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Writing about health and the body can be fraught, but these writers do it and do it well.