Women in Exile
Aug 24, 10-11am, Queensland Poetry Festival
A discussion between Saba Vasefi, Ruby Hamad, Fazileh Mansour Beigi and Sammaneh Poursh. Part panel and part poetry reading, this vital conversation between journalists, refugees, feminists, poets and scholars sheds light on the institutional bias that is still subtly working to exclude women of colour.
On Voice and Power
Sep 8, 2.30-3.30pm, Melbourne Writers Festival
New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh and Windham-Campbell Prize-winner Ali Cobby Eckermann meet to explore how spoken word and poetry can be a means of resistance and connection. They discuss voice as a mode of power with Eleanor Jackson.