Ecofeminism: Writing, Living, Surviving

Podcast available Nov 13

With Lidia Thorpe, Alice Robinson and Inga Simpson

As climate change increasingly occupies writers and readers alike, how are we reading and writing for change? How are feminists, in particular, using the written word to connect to mother earth and call for resistance? What does a feminism centred around land and country look like?

FWFtalks are available thanks to funding from Besen Family Foundation.

Lidia Thorpe is a Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman, mother of three and grandmother living on Wurundjeri country. She is the First Aboriginal woman in the Victorian Parliament, first federal Aboriginal Greens MP and the first Aboriginal senator for Victoria. A lifetime advocate for Aboriginal peoples and communities for self-determination and community control, Lidia is a one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal activists and commentators.

Alice Robinson is the author of Anchor Point, longlisted for the Stella Prize and the Indie Book Awards in 2015 and The Glad Shout, longlisted for a Colin Roderick Literary Award, shortlisted for an Aurealis Award and winner of the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction in 2019. She has a PhD by Research in Creative Writing, for which she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research and Research Training.

Inga Simpson is the author of Understory: a life with trees, which was shortlisted for the Adelaide Writers Week Award for Nonfiction, as well as the novels Where the Trees Were, Nest and Mr Wigg. She has a PhD in creative writing, and her English literature PhD explored the history of Australian nature writing.