When do FWF2020 tickets go on sale?
Tickets to FWF2020 are on sale now. Explore the full program here.
What type of sessions are happening as part of FWF this year?
FWF2020 comprises two streams: ThinkIns and FWFtalks.
Our FWF ThinkIns tackle four big questions for contemporary feminism, each teased out by two formidable feminist thinkers. Read their work via specially-commissioned, exclusive essays sent out before the event, then hear them in conversation with an expert interviewer for the ThinkIn panels on Saturday 14 November. Bring your own questions and critical thinking to take a deep dive into the biggest questions of the day.
FWFtalks is our free podcast conversation series, covering even more big topics as part of the FWF2020 experience. Each podcast will feature three great minds to dissect the issues of the day. FWFtalks will be coming to you in the lead up to our festival day, Saturday 14 November.
We’ve also got a bonus free panel on November 14 on Craftivism, where we talk crafty feminist resistance, and changing the world one stitch at a time.
How much do FWF2020 sessions cost?
FWF2020 ThinkIns cost $22 full and $18 concession (inclusive of booking fees). This includes access to two exclusive essays and one virtual in-conversation.
You can also buy an FWF2020 Daypass which gains access to all four ThinkIn sessions and eight essays for $78 full and $65 concession (inclusive of booking fees).
Our special end-of-the day Craftivism panel will be freely livestreamed on our YouTube channel.
Our FWFtalks stream is free, with short-form podcasts available on the FWF site each Friday from Friday 23 October.
How do I book my tickets?
Can I buy tickets on the day?
Yes! Tickets are available to purchase online from 9am Friday 2 October until two hours before the session start time.
How do I buy tickets for someone else?
If you’d like to buy a ticket for a friend, you can select the option ‘Buy a Ticket for a Friend’. During the ticketing checkout process, you’ll be prompted to input the names and email addresses of the friends you’d like to buy tickets for. This lets us add them to the mailing and guest lists for the event. You can buy tickets for up to three friends.
Am I eligible for the concession price on the tickets?
Concession entry covers: Children (16 years and under); Full-time students; Pensioners/Health Care Card holders; Seniors.
Can I get a refund or cancel my ticket?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your ticket to a friend via Eventbrite.
Will my tickets attract booking fees?
Ticket costs are inclusive of booking fees.
ABOUT FWF2020 SESSIONS
What is the duration of the sessions?
FWF2020 ThinkIns go for 1.25hrs — this incorporates intros and housekeeping, followed by half an hour of in-depth panel conversation, and finishing up with half an hour of audience Q&As.
Our Craftivism panel goes for one hour, without Q&A.
Can I watch my session later?
ThinkIns sessions are live and available only at the advertised time.
Our Craftivism panel will be available to watch at any time on YouTube following the scheduled livestream.
Where will my session take place?
We will be using Zoom for all ThinkIns sessions. Zoom is a free, video and audio conferencing platform. If you haven’t used it before you can read our tips below (Zoom Info & Troubleshooting), or find out more at: https://zoom.us/
How can I ask questions in my session?
We encourage you to raise your virtual hand during the Q&A part of the session, which you can do by opening the ‘Participants’ sidebar and clicking the ‘Raise hand’ button. Once you’re prompted by the MC, you can turn on your camera (if you feel comfortable) and microphone and ask your question verbally.
You can also ask questions by writing in the Zoom chat box. To use this feature, click ‘Chat’ on the control bar at the bottom of your screen.
We’ll also be doing a call out before the day if you want to submit a question that way — if you’re a ticketholder, watch out for an email from us.
How do I access my event?
For ThinkIns, a link will be sent to your email address 1hr before your event start time. Click the link and follow the prompts. If you can’t find the email, check your spam and junk folders as emails can often hide here.
For Craftivism, check the event page closer to the date for the streaming details.
Where can I find the ThinkIn essays?
Ahead of the ThinkIns, we’re sending out exclusive essays which allow you to delve into the topic and get to know the speakers, before diving into the panels on Saturday 14 November.
All ticketholders will receive an email with your access link via Eventbrite in the week after your purchase. If you’re having trouble finding it, try searching ‘Eventbrite’ or ‘FWF’ in your inbox and spam folders. If you really can’t find it, email us at email@example.com for assistance.
What access services will be available at the festival?
All FWF2020 events will be Auslan interpreted and live captioned.
What accessibility features does Zoom offer?
How do I see the Auslan interpreter in Zoom?
You can ‘Pin’ interpretation by clicking on the three white dots in a blue button on the top right of an interpreter video.
Where are the captions?
There are two ways to access live captions. A live external transcript will be available via a URL link posted in the Zoom chat. You can request this link at any time via the chat. You can also access captions by clicking the ‘Closed Caption’ button on the control bar at the bottom of your Zoom window.
Who should I contact if I have accessibility questions or would like to discuss requirements?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ZOOM INFO & TROUBLESHOOTING
Which devices are compatible with Zoom?
You can use your mobile phone, desktop or laptop computer, or tablet.
Do I need a Zoom account to join a meeting?
I’m in the waiting room, will someone let me into the session?
Yes, we will let you in shortly.
Do I need a video camera to join?
No, you can join just with audio.
Why can’t I hear anything?
Check your audio settings on Zoom. On a computer, at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen there should be a microphone icon. Click the arrow next to it: from the menu that opens, you can select your desired device for audio input and output.
Select ‘test speaker and microphone’ if you need to and follow the prompts. Try attaching headphones and see if this helps.
I’m unfamiliar with Zoom, can I do a test run before the event?
Yes, visit: https://zoom.us/test. This will launch a meeting where you are the only participant (you can then invite others if you want to). This option lets you test your audio and video too.
GENERAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT
I’m having technical issues, what should I do?
- Reload your web page
- Restart your browser, app or device
- Try allowing pop-ups and enabling cookies
- Check your internet connection
- Restart the Wi-Fi on your device
- Restart your router
- Try a different device, if you have one
Still having problems? Email email@example.com and one of the FWF team will help you out.
Will you be offering a subsidy program for FWF2020?
Stay tuned for a call out for our subsidy program, aimed at ensuring equal access to FWF2020 for marginalised feminists.
What will FWF do in the event of hecklers/troublemakers?
Feminist Writers Festival does not accept any form of hate speech, discrimination or personal attacks. We are committed to creating a safe inclusive festival for all our artists and attendees. If an audience member’s behaviour becomes inappropriate (by, for example, engaging in harassment or hate speech), they will be disconnected from the session.
What age are FWF sessions appropriate for?
Some sessions will contain discussion of violence (including sexual violence) and other challenging issues, so may not be appropriate for young ears. We suggest anyone younger than 15 years of age watches with a trusted adult.
You may be photographed, recorded or filmed at any time throughout the FWF2020 ThinkIn events on Zoom. Your consent to the use of your image in full or in part for any Feminist Writers Festival related purposes is taken to be given by attending this event, however should you not wish to be photographed, recorded or filmed, please keep your video off or inform us via email. You can also contact us with any concerns you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org