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. 


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.

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.

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?

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?