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


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.

Friday_Science Party_Newcastle Museum_Phoebe Paterson de Heer_credit Newcastle Museum

Science Party


Friday, September 30, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Who loves to party? Scientists do.


Classical Tropes/New Forms

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

Using mythology and classical structures, four living, breathing artists make contemporary, relevant work.


Bodily Functions

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

"Having a body is pretty much the weirdest thing you can do" - someone at NYWF 2015. Three people with bodies talk about the stuff that doesn't usually get talked about.