Research and Lived Experience

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

How do you sensitively tell a story that is not your own? Research and shared histories are some of the ways in which writers are able to speak to and about sensitive material without stripping the voices of communities’ and individuals’ lived experiences. Writers discuss their approaches to telling stories that they have not personally experienced.

It is requested that audience members refrain from wearing perfume or smoking immediately prior to this session. 


Anarchist Audience

Friday, September 30, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Writing a piece is only half the battle - once your work makes its way out into the world, there's no controlling what happens next.

(Re)writing Gender

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

Fuck the binary, these writers are all shades of the rainbow. But how does one go about rewriting entrenched notions of gender?

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?

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?