FWF Round-Up: July 2017

We’re thrilled to be returning to our roots for another collaboration with Melbourne Writers Festival on Saturday 26 August. Feminist Lit Then & Now features Emily Maguire, Melissa Lucashenko and Natalie Kon-yu discussing feminist writing past, present and future, chaired by Sophie Cunningham. Stay tuned for our announcement of life writing and op-ed workshops inContinue reading “FWF Round-Up: July 2017”

Feminist Lit: Then & Now

We are thrilled to once again partner with MWF to present a special event during the festival in August. Join Emily Maguire, Melissa Lucashenko and Natalie Kon-yu for a discussion of feminist writing past, present and future. How has feminist writing changed over time? As our understanding of intersectionality deepens, do classic texts hold up?Continue reading “Feminist Lit: Then & Now”

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”

FWF Round-Up: May 2017

The next Feminist Writers Festival event is fast approaching – a frank and funny conversation with iconic journalist and staunch feminist Tracey Spicer. Join us on Sunday 4 June at Lismore City Hall, where FWF founder and co-chair Cristy Clark will chat with Tracey about her journey from bogan to boned and beyond. Tickets areContinue reading “FWF Round-Up: May 2017”

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: January 2017

Recommended Reading Making Art from the Outside – On LitHub, Ellena Savage ruminates on making money from art, when making art leaves one on the outside. The Importance of Telling Women’s Stories – In this interview for the Victorian Women’s Trust, Lauren Meath talks with award-winning producer Sue Maslin (The Dressmaker) about her insider’s view of gender biasContinue reading “FWF Round-up: January 2017”

Best Feminist Books of 2016 – according to us!

It’s been a huge year of wonderful books by women, so here are a few of our favourite feminist reads from 2016 to add to your summer reading pile, as recommended by Feminist Writers Festival artists and the FWF team! Maxine Beneba Clarke Sally Morgan’s young adult fiction book Sister Heart and Alison Whittaker’s stunningContinue reading “Best Feminist Books of 2016 – according to us!”

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: October 2016

Recommended Reading Australia could learn a lot if it actually listened to Indigenous women on domestic violence – Progressive Aboriginal feminists have made persistent efforts to bring domestic violence issues to the attention of the Australian public. The failure of Warren Mundine, and many others, to listen to them reflects deep sexism and racism, writesContinue reading “FWF Round-up: October 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”