FWF Round-Up: June 2017

Our co-chair, Cristy Clark, hosted a fabulous event in Lismore earlier this month with the fearless Tracey Spicer at NORPA. We’ll be making the audio recording available on our website soon, so keep an eye out for it. Our next event will be at Melbourne Writers Festival and we can’t wait to tell you moreContinue reading “FWF Round-Up: June 2017”

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FWF Round-Up: March 2017

FWF is back! And we’re giving up the good girl! We were delighted this month to announce two FWF events in April – both themed around ‘Giving Up the Good Girl’ in celebration of this, the unofficial year of the nasty woman! Tickets are on sale now. Monday 3 April, Melbourne, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre AngelaContinue reading “FWF Round-Up: March 2017”

FWF Round-Up: February 2017

Welcome to our February round-up! This year we’re taking FWF on the road, with planned events in Brisbane, Lismore, Canberra and Melbourne. We’ll be talking about nasty women, and how to give up the “good girl”, as well as running intensive skill-share sessions and writing workshops with stellar feminist writers. We’ll be announcing specifics in the coming weeks – asContinue reading “FWF Round-Up: February 2017”

FWF Round-up: November 2016

Recommended Reading Women writers win big at the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards – there’s lots to celebrate in this year’s PM’s Literary Awards, with loads of women receiving accolades from the office of the top job. Sally Morgan won the children’s fiction category for Sister Heart, Karen Lamb and Sheila Fitzpatrick shared the non-fiction prize,Continue reading “FWF Round-up: November 2016”

FWF Round-up: September 2016

Recommended Reading Fiction and identity politics: Lionel Shriver and ‘that’ speech – Stephanie Convery dissects the Brisbane Writers’ Festival’s keynote address given by Lionel Shriver. Exploring the history of cultural appropriation in literature and beyond, Convery provides some great insights from various authors of colour and marginalised cultural backgrounds. What happened in Brisbane – inContinue reading “FWF Round-up: September 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 19 August 2016

‘We wanted to be really clear that we actually don’t have any interest in “Feminism 101”, that we didn’t want to squander this fairly finite amount of time and opportunity by going over the basics and to be introducing the really foundational concepts’. Brooke Boland at ArtsHub chatted with FWF Chair Cristy Clark, profiling ‘fiveContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 19 August 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 12 August 2016

‘Most Australians are still living in a cocoon of historical ignorance.’ FWF artist Liz Conor speaks to Feminartsy about activism, colonial narratives of Indigenous Australian women, and why she’s looking forward to the chance to ‘listen up’ to other feminist voices at our networking day. In The Lifted Brow, Candy Bowers ponders the state of racial diversity onContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 12 August 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 5 August 2016

‘Taking the songs from the vault of their minds to an archive radically changes tradition. Yet they recognise it is crucial to do so, as the knowledge may well be lost if they don’t. These women are our professors, and there are very few Arrernte women who still hold this knowledge.’ Rachel Perkins reports onContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 5 August 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 29 July 2016

We are delighted to announce some late additions to our Networking Day program. Penni Russon will join Merlinda Bobis and Emma Ashmere for our session on Feminism Through Fiction, and Louise Taylor will now chair our session on Writing Politics, Writing Feminism, with Evelyn Araluen, Jenna Price and Clementine Ford. We regret to announce thatContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 29 July 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 15 July 2016

We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to Fiona Wright for winning the Kibble Award for her brilliant book Small Acts of Disappearance. Fiona will appear at FWF’s session ‘The politics of personal writing’, along with Maria Tumarkin and Stephanie Convery. Congratulations also to Lucy Treloar, whose novel Salt Creek was awarded the Dobbie PrizeContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 15 July 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 8 July 2016

‘While there is plenty of media coverage of feminists’ work today, there is something to be said about these books being an integral part of literature festivals. Sadly, it has traditionally been hard to find many feminist-specific festivals dedicated to delving into feminist literature, which is why one Australian festival has decided it is highContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 8 July 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 1 July 2016

When award-winning performer Ursula Yovich found herself back in her estranged mother’s hometown in Arnhem Land, in charge of the complex arrangements for her mother’s traditional funeral ceremony, the distance that had come between them over the years weighed heavily. In this article for the NITV news, Yovich describes how her own unfamiliarity with theContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 1 July 2016”