Where You From? Where You Goin’?

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Poets discuss their practice, aspirations and histories within the Australian literary landscape, considering how culture intersects with their experiences. Are expectations and histories of Australian poetry whitewashed? Are there challenges and contexts specific to writers of colour? What does this mean for our national understanding of what constitutes poetry, whose stories are told and where they come from? Is there a glass ceiling for Australian writers of colour?

Image credit: Alan Weedon


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.

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.

Censorship and Political Correctness

Sunday, October 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whose story is this to tell? Grappling with the space between, ensuring that communities and individuals speak for themselves, as well as the responsibility to shed light on difficult issues.

Critical Mass

Sunday, October 2, 2016
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Your mother always said "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". These writers beg to disagree.