FWF Round Up: Friday 9 September 2016

Thank you for being an integral part of the inaugural Feminist Writers Festival. As you know, we held our Networking Day on Friday 26 August, followed by two days of public programming held in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival. The festival was a huge success. Tickets to our Networking Day sold out over a monthContinue reading “FWF Round Up: Friday 9 September 2016”

Tickets on sale now

Tickets for the Feminist Writers Festival members-only networking day (Friday 26 August) are on sale now, available to purchase online only, here. Our full program will be unveiled later this week, but for now we can tell you that sessions including feminist publishing, building feminist community, the politics of personal writing, and writing for kids with a feministContinue reading “Tickets on sale now”

FWF Round-up: Friday 17 June 2016

Our full list of Feminist Writers Festival sessions and speakers will be announced soon. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of what to expect. The networking day on Friday 26 August is geared directly at feminist writers, and will build on the broad range of ongoing conversations across our community. Our main space will featureContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 17 June 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 10 June 2016

Today we launched our new initiative, Friends of the Festival. We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support for the Feminist Writers Festival. To say thanks, we want to give you the opportunity to score some early perks and get your hands on one of 100 Friends of the Festival memberships. For only $35, you’ll score exclusive invites,Continue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 10 June 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 3 June 2016

British poet, rapper, playwright and writer Kate Tempest was in Australia recently for the Sydney Writers Festival, where she gave the opening address to wide acclaim and appeared at a number of other sessions. Tempest followed this up with an appearance at the Wheeler Centre on Thursday 26 May, where she was interviewed by FWF Steering Committee member MaxineContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 3 June 2016”

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,Continue reading “Just don’t ask us if feminism is still relevant”