FWF18 Sydney – Saturday 3 November
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FWF18 Sydney Saturday sessions will be held at the UTS School of Business, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building.
10-11.30am It’s Personal: Feminism and Narrative Nonfiction
With Anne Summers, Siv Parker, Fiona Wright and chair Zoya Patel.
Can writing about women’s real lives effect social change? Join the panel as they discuss how their work challenges stereotypes about women’s nonfiction writing, and the power of the personal in illustrating wider points about social, political and cultural phenomena.
12.30-2pm Writing Violence, Writing Change
With Amani Haydar, Nour Haydar, Jess Hill, Bri Lee and chair Jenna Price.
With #MeToo taking off in 2017, talking about violence against women is in the public spotlight more than ever before. How can writing about violence effect systemic change? What challenges do writers face? And where to next?
Content warning: This event deals with themes of sexual violence and may include explicit discussion of sexual assault.
1-4pm Workshop: Feminist Opinion Writing
Got plenty of opinions, but need a hand expressing them? Join SBS Life editors Danielle Teutsch and Natalie Hambly for this intensive workshop to learn all about crafting, writing and pitching strong feminist op-eds.
Learn how to funnel and finesse your passion and ideas into a compelling op-ed; identify the appropriate audience for your opinion writing; explore the art of pitching to publications that will amplify the impact of your piece; and discuss the personal and political act of writing while female.
Note, this workshop is open to women and non-binary writers. The maximum workshop capacity is 12 people.
Participants of this workshop gain free entry to It’s Personal: Feminism and Narrative Nonfiction.
3-4.30pm Resist: Words for the Feminist Activist
With Eva Cox, Winnie Dunn, Christine Milne, Shirleene Robinson and chair, Cristy Clark.
Writing has always been a powerful way to challenge and subvert norms. In this session, these prolific activists discuss their work, and how writing and activism work in tandem – as well as sharing how to create real change through words.
6-7.30pm Legacy Books: Their Impact, Their Legacy, Our Future
With Erin Gough, Kerryn Goldsworthy, Ruby Hamad, Rebecca Shaw and Tracey Spicer.
Help us close the festival in style. The Feminist Writers Festival’s closing gala will feature leading writers looking to the past, present and future, as they ruminate on the feminist texts that have made an impact on themselves and Australia’s cultural landscape.