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 silence across politics, media, technology and more. Hosted by Monica Dux.

This event will also feature the launch of the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival program. Attendees will get a sneak peek at the program for the Melbourne festival, to be held in May, and have the first chance to purchase discounted festival tickets.

Wednesday 7 March, 7pm
Preston Library

This event is booked out.

Speakers


Roj Amedi is a writer, editor, strategist and human rights advocate who writes and speaks on a range of issues including the arts, politics, music, design and culture. She is the current guest editor of Acclaim Magazine. She has also written for The Saturday Paper, SBS, Swampland and Vault, and is a regular columnist for Right Now.


Jane Gilmore is a freelance journalist and a regular columnist for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. She has also been published by The Guardian, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper, The Daily Telegraph, the ABC, SBS and Junkee. She is doing a Masters of Journalism at The University of Melbourne and her book on the FixedIt project will be published later this year.


Leena van Deventer is an award-winning game developer, teaching interactive storytelling at RMIT University and the Victorian College of the Arts. She sits on the Board of Directors at the Victorian Women’s Trust, and in 2013 founded WiDGET, a not-for-profit organisation supporting women and non-binary developers.

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