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WritingNSW is an NFP organisation that supports writers of all kinds in NSW, Australia by hosting events, festivals, mentorships, grants, courses and writing opportunities.

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WritingNSW is an NFP organisation that supports writers of all kinds in NSW, Australia by hosting events, festivals, mentorships, grants, courses and writing opportunities.

    Talking Writing: The Body

    Talking Writing: The Body

    What is ‘normal’ when it comes to our bodies? When we think of what that is, we can’t help but be influenced by the excess of images and ideas of what we should (and shouldn’t) be. Queer bodies, obesity, bodies of colour, disability, illness and more tend to fall outside the narrow scope of the body in Australian collective thinking.

    For Talking Writing: The Body, we spent the evening examining what it is to move through the world with a body that can be marginalised by the limiting socially devised definition of what the body should be and do. In this event, writers discussed writing their own bodies, identity and the challenges of representation in a country that is still grappling with notions of what a ‘normal’ body looks like.

    Author and Judy Harris Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, Tracy Sorensen, chaired this panel featuring author Peter Polites, queercrip poet and historian Robin M Eames, and award-winning Filipina poet and teaching artist Eunice Andrada.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Talking Writing: Africa

    Talking Writing: Africa

    In Febuary 2020 we gathered for an evening of readings and discussion about Africa and it's relationship and influence on writers across the diaspora as a place and culture. Panelists discussed notions of Bla(c)kness in Australia and and the diverse, complex experiences of African migrants and Afro-descendant peoples.

    This panel was curated and led by actor, writer and activist Moreblesing Maturure and featured Kaiya Aboagye, Eugen Bacon and Tyree Barnette.

    As this panel was a live event in a relaxed, intimate setting, we didn't use microphones and subsequently the recording is not of the highest quality. We hope you'll bear with the background noise, as the exciting conversation is worth it!

    For more information on Talking Writing series and other events, head to writingnsw.org.au

    • 1 hr 37 min
    #Boundless19 | Sex Drugs And Pork Rolls

    #Boundless19 | Sex Drugs And Pork Rolls

    On the day that Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, four Western Sydney youths clash in a string of violence, substance abuse and sexual encounters. Written by four of Australia’s most exciting new writers – Winnie Dunn, Stephen Pham, Maryam Azam and Shirley Le – Sex, Drugs & Pork Rolls is an oral storytelling experience from the heart of multicultural suburbia. Directed by Michael Mohammed Ahmad and featuring Emily Havea, Andy Trieu, HaiHa Le and Tasnim Hossain. Presented by Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #Boundless19 | Other Worlds

    #Boundless19 | Other Worlds

    Sometimes the best way to grapple with reality is to write about something else entirely. These writers have created other worlds as a way to reflect on and challenge what we consider to be solid and true. Eugen Bacon, Hannah Donnelly and Khalid Warsame in conversation with Roanna Gonsalves.

    • 56 min
    #Boundless19 | Sweatshop Women

    #Boundless19 | Sweatshop Women

    In May 2019, Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement released the first-ever anthology produced entirely by women of colour. In this exclusive panel discussion, Tongan-Australian editor Winnie Dunn, opens an urgent and critical dialogue with the contributors from this ground-breaking anthology. With Divya Venkataraman, Ferdous Bahar, Janette Chen and Phoebe Grainer.

    • 54 min
    #Boundless2019 | Mother Tongues

    #Boundless2019 | Mother Tongues

    In 2019, three Western Sydney writers were awarded residencies at Bankstown’s Incubate Artist Studios and their resulting essays in the Sydney Review of Books explore important questions around identity, language and history, as well as the complex relationships between place and culture. Sarah Ayoub, Kiriaki Zakinthinos (Koubaroulis) and Audrey Newton in conversation with Sheila Ngoc Pham. Presented by Bankstown Arts Centre.

    • 57 min

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