FWF Round-up: Friday 19 August 2016

‘We wanted to be really clear that we actually don’t have any interest in “Feminism 101”, that we didn’t want to squander this fairly finite amount of time and opportunity by going over the basics and to be introducing the really foundational concepts’. Brooke Boland at ArtsHub chatted with FWF Chair Cristy Clark, profiling ‘fiveContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 19 August 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 12 August 2016

‘Most Australians are still living in a cocoon of historical ignorance.’ FWF artist Liz Conor speaks to Feminartsy about activism, colonial narratives of Indigenous Australian women, and why she’s looking forward to the chance to ‘listen up’ to other feminist voices at our networking day. In The Lifted Brow, Candy Bowers ponders the state of racial diversity onContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 12 August 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 5 August 2016

‘Taking the songs from the vault of their minds to an archive radically changes tradition. Yet they recognise it is crucial to do so, as the knowledge may well be lost if they don’t. These women are our professors, and there are very few Arrernte women who still hold this knowledge.’ Rachel Perkins reports onContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 5 August 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 29 July 2016

We are delighted to announce some late additions to our Networking Day program. Penni Russon will join Merlinda Bobis and Emma Ashmere for our session on Feminism Through Fiction, and Louise Taylor will now chair our session on Writing Politics, Writing Feminism, with Evelyn Araluen, Jenna Price and Clementine Ford. We regret to announce thatContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 29 July 2016”

FWF Round-up: Thursday 21 July 2016

This week we’re excited about the launch of the Melbourne Writers Festival program, as we announce the details of our co-curated FWF public events, which will be held on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August. Three of these events are free, while FWF Networking Day ticket holders are eligible for a 10% discount on the remainingContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Thursday 21 July 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 15 July 2016

We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to Fiona Wright for winning the Kibble Award for her brilliant book Small Acts of Disappearance. Fiona will appear at FWF’s session ‘The politics of personal writing’, along with Maria Tumarkin and Stephanie Convery. Congratulations also to Lucy Treloar, whose novel Salt Creek was awarded the Dobbie PrizeContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 15 July 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 8 July 2016

‘While there is plenty of media coverage of feminists’ work today, there is something to be said about these books being an integral part of literature festivals. Sadly, it has traditionally been hard to find many feminist-specific festivals dedicated to delving into feminist literature, which is why one Australian festival has decided it is highContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 8 July 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 1 July 2016

When award-winning performer Ursula Yovich found herself back in her estranged mother’s hometown in Arnhem Land, in charge of the complex arrangements for her mother’s traditional funeral ceremony, the distance that had come between them over the years weighed heavily. In this article for the NITV news, Yovich describes how her own unfamiliarity with theContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 1 July 2016”

Tickets on sale now

Tickets for the Feminist Writers Festival members-only networking day (Friday 26 August) are on sale now, available to purchase online only, here. Our full program will be unveiled later this week, but for now we can tell you that sessions including feminist publishing, building feminist community, the politics of personal writing, and writing for kids with a feministContinue reading “Tickets on sale now”

FWF Round-up: Friday 17 June 2016

Our full list of Feminist Writers Festival sessions and speakers will be announced soon. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of what to expect. The networking day on Friday 26 August is geared directly at feminist writers, and will build on the broad range of ongoing conversations across our community. Our main space will featureContinue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 17 June 2016”

FWF Round-up: Friday 10 June 2016

Today we launched our new initiative, Friends of the Festival. We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support for the Feminist Writers Festival. To say thanks, we want to give you the opportunity to score some early perks and get your hands on one of 100 Friends of the Festival memberships. For only $35, you’ll score exclusive invites,Continue reading “FWF Round-up: Friday 10 June 2016”