Just don’t ask us if feminism is still relevant



A version of the question ‘does anyone care about feminism?’ seems to do the rounds every two or three years. I think most feminists roll their eyes then get on with the writing and the washing. We do still like an affirmation though, so the incredible response to the announcement of the Feminist Writers Festival, as well as the sold-out recent events with visiting activist Gloria Steinem, have been welcome.

Within feminist circles I think the question of ‘why are we arguing the same things again… still…?’ tends to do the rounds too, and it was this that Gloria Steinem picked up on at Sydney Writers’ Festival at the weekend.

Announcing the 2016 Feminist Writers Festival


We are excited to launch the 2016 Feminist Writers Festival in partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival. The festival will be held in Melbourne on 26-28 August.

More details, including a full program of public events and workshops, will be released in the coming months.

In the meantime, we welcome your feedback and hope you’ll set aside the dates so you can join us in building an even more diverse and inclusive feminist writers’ community in Australia.

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