PAST EVENTS

2019 past events

Feminism and Democracy – Then and Now

Feminism and Democracy – Then and Now

Sat 30 Nov, 1.30-5pm, Adelaide Clare Wright, Denise George, Manal Younus, Rosemary Wanganeen, Genevieve Theseira-Haese, Nikki Sullivan and Tory Shepherd discuss 125 years of female suffrage, democracy and feminism. December 2019 marks the 125th anniversary of the...

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Melb 2019 On Voice and Power

Melb 2019 On Voice and Power

Sun 8 Sep, 2.30pm, MWF 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...

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Brisbane 2019 Women in Exile

Brisbane 2019 Women in Exile

Sat 24 Aug, 10am–11amJudith Wright Centre Theatre Rehearsal Space  In partnership with Queensland Poetry Festival. A discussion between Saba Vasefi, Ruby Hamad, Fazileh Mansour Beigi and Sammaneh Poursh. Part panel and part poetry reading, this...

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Geelong 2019: The New (Female) Disruptors

Geelong 2019: The New (Female) Disruptors

Saturday 22 June, 4-5.30pm, Geelong As the digital revolution continues to unleash radical change on industries, economies, politics and institutions, what future will this disruption shape? Is the brave new world one of decentralisation, anti-elitism and individual...

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Melb 2019 Workshop: Long-form journalism with Anna Krien

Melb 2019 Workshop: Long-form journalism with Anna Krien

Workshop: Long-form journalism with Anna Krien Sat 19 May, 9.30am-12.30pm, Melbourne Long-form journalism comes in many guises - from reportage to profiles to memoir. Whether you’re at the beginning of your journalism career, or want to brush up your technique,...

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2018 past events

FWF18 Sydney

FWF18 Sydney

The Feminist Writers Festival was thrilled to come to Sydney for the first time from 1 to 3 November 2018, in collaboration with UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion. Over three days, featuring 13 sessions and over 40 speakers, we brought together some of...

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FWF18 Victoria

FWF18 Victoria

In May 2018, FWF held the second Victorian festival with events in Melbourne and Geelong. The festival featured 24 artists discussing topics such as violence against women, media representation, mentoring, race and #metoo. MELBOURNE Friday 25 May Legacy Books: Their...

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FWF18 Melbourne launch: Breaking the Silence

FWF18 Melbourne launch: Breaking the Silence

Hear from three brilliant Australian feminist writers at this special event celebrating women's voices. On the eve of International Women's Day, Roj Amedi, Jane Gilmore and Leena van Deventer will discuss the ways women are speaking out and breaking the...

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2017 past events

Cbr 2017 Giving Up the Good Girl

Cbr 2017 Giving Up the Good Girl

With 2017 the unofficial Year of the Nasty Woman, join us to discuss how expectations for women are changing, how we are challenging and rejecting gender roles, and learning to give up being so damn nice. Hear from three amazing creative women from different...

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Melb 2017 Feminist Lit Then & Now @MWF

Melb 2017 Feminist Lit Then & Now @MWF

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...

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Lismore 2017 Tracey Spicer: Giving Up the Good Girl

Lismore 2017 Tracey Spicer: Giving Up the Good Girl

Tracey Spicer was always the good girl. Inspired by Jana Wendt, this bogan from the Brisbane backwaters waded through the ‘cruel and shallow money trench’ of television to land a dream role: national news anchor for a major network. But the journalist found that, for...

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Brisbane 2017 Giving Up the Good Girl

Brisbane 2017 Giving Up the Good Girl

With 2017 the unofficial Year of the Nasty Woman, join us to discuss how expectations for women are changing, how we are challenging and rejecting gender roles, and learning to give up being so damn nice. Hear from three amazing creative women from different fields,...

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2016 past events

FWF2016

FWF2016

Our sold out Networking Day was held on Friday 26 August 2016 at the iconic Queen Victoria Women's Centre. 150 feminists came together for a day of programming with 14 sessions on feminist publishing, building feminist community, the politics of personal writing,...

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2016 MWF sessions

2016 MWF sessions

Our co-curated public events with Melbourne Writers Festival took place 27-28 August. Muslim Feminism (free) - Sat 27 August, 1pm, Footscray Community Arts Centre How are Muslim women fighting sexism and working for change? Shakira Hussein and Eliza Vitri Handayani...

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