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WritingNSW is an NFP organisation that supports writers of all kinds in NSW, Australia by hosting events, festivals, mentorships, grants, courses and writing opportunities.

Latest Episodes

Talking Writing: Food

ERight now, as we each experience isolation differently, food is a comfort for many. These times are also a reminder of how much food is a vehicle for connecting with family, friends and culture. In Talking Writing: Food, we consider the use of food to convey history, community, identity, love and memory. It can also raise complex questions of class, gender equality, our relationship with nature, and ethics. Recorded online on Thursday 16 July, hear from a panel who experience and write about food in fascinating and varied ways. Chaired by author Debra Adelaide and featuring writer and researcher Donna Lee Brien, poet Ellen van Neerven and food writer Richard Cornish.

81 minAUG 17
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Talking Writing: Food

Talking Writing: The Body

EWhat is ‘normal’ when it comes to our bodies? When we think of what that is, we can’t help but be influenced by the excess of images and ideas of what we should (and shouldn’t) be. Queer bodies, obesity, bodies of colour, disability, illness and more tend to fall outside the narrow scope of the body in Australian collective thinking. For Talking Writing: The Body, we spent the evening examining what it is to move through the world with a body that can be marginalised by the limiting socially devised definition of what the body should be and do. In this event, writers discussed writing their own bodies, identity and the challenges of representation in a country that is still grappling with notions of what a ‘normal’ body looks like. Author and Judy Harris Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, Tracy Sorensen, chaired this panel featuring author Peter Polites, queercrip poet and historian Robin M Eames, and award-winning Filipina poet and teaching artist Eunice Andrada.

63 minJUN 9
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Talking Writing: The Body

Talking Writing: Africa

EIn Febuary 2020 we gathered for an evening of readings and discussion about Africa and it's relationship and influence on writers across the diaspora as a place and culture. Panelists discussed notions of Bla(c)kness in Australia and and the diverse, complex experiences of African migrants and Afro-descendant peoples. This panel was curated and led by actor, writer and activist Moreblesing Maturure and featured Kaiya Aboagye, Eugen Bacon and Tyree Barnette. As this panel was a live event in a relaxed, intimate setting, we didn't use microphones and subsequently the recording is not of the highest quality. We hope you'll bear with the background noise, as the exciting conversation is worth it! For more information on Talking Writing series and other events, head to writingnsw.org.au

97 minMAY 26
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Talking Writing: Africa

#Boundless19 | Sex Drugs And Pork Rolls

EOn the day that Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, four Western Sydney youths clash in a string of violence, substance abuse and sexual encounters. Written by four of Australia’s most exciting new writers – Winnie Dunn, Stephen Pham, Maryam Azam and Shirley Le – Sex, Drugs & Pork Rolls is an oral storytelling experience from the heart of multicultural suburbia. Directed by Michael Mohammed Ahmad and featuring Emily Havea, Andy Trieu, HaiHa Le and Tasnim Hossain. Presented by Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement.

64 minAPR 21
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#Boundless19 | Sex Drugs And Pork Rolls

#Boundless19 | Other Worlds

ESometimes the best way to grapple with reality is to write about something else entirely. These writers have created other worlds as a way to reflect on and challenge what we consider to be solid and true. Eugen Bacon, Hannah Donnelly and Khalid Warsame in conversation with Roanna Gonsalves.

56 minAPR 20
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#Boundless19 | Other Worlds

#Boundless19 | Sweatshop Women

EIn May 2019, Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement released the first-ever anthology produced entirely by women of colour. In this exclusive panel discussion, Tongan-Australian editor Winnie Dunn, opens an urgent and critical dialogue with the contributors from this ground-breaking anthology. With Divya Venkataraman, Ferdous Bahar, Janette Chen and Phoebe Grainer.

54 minAPR 20
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#Boundless19 | Sweatshop Women

#Boundless2019 | Mother Tongues

EIn 2019, three Western Sydney writers were awarded residencies at Bankstown’s Incubate Artist Studios and their resulting essays in the Sydney Review of Books explore important questions around identity, language and history, as well as the complex relationships between place and culture. Sarah Ayoub, Kiriaki Zakinthinos (Koubaroulis) and Audrey Newton in conversation with Sheila Ngoc Pham. Presented by Bankstown Arts Centre.

57 minAPR 20
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#Boundless2019 | Mother Tongues

#Boundless19 | Growing Up In Australia

EThe Growing Up in Australia anthologies are significant collections of well-known and new voices telling their own stories. Editors and contributors to anthologies about diverse Australian childhoods discuss their experiences and the ways writing can re-shape the world we live in. Jack Latimore, Alice Pung, Sara Saleh and Ahmed Yussuf in conversation with Benjamin Law.

50 minAPR 20
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#Boundless19 | Growing Up In Australia

#Boundless2019 | Festival Opening and First Languages

EA conversation about the revival and reclamation of Indigenous languages with Gamilaroi and Anaiwon writer Cathy Craigie, Gadigal poet and educator Joel Davison, Gamilaraay author and linguist Donna McLaren, and Yuwaalaraay writer and musician Nardi Simpson. This panel is dedicated to Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Wiradjuri poet, author, and activist (1956-2019).

77 minAPR 20
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#Boundless2019 | Festival Opening and First Languages

Honouring Australian Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott

EIn its annual Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW pays tribute to writers who have made an important contribution to our literary culture. In 2019 Writing NSW honoured author, playwright and scriptwriter Sumner Locke Elliott(1917-1991). Featuring archival material, clips and readings, the event featured the following speakers: Walter Mason Margaret Fink Kim Knuckey Sharon Clarke Please note, we have edited out the video components of this recording. Clips and further material will be available on our website.

85 min2019 AUG 27
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Honouring Australian Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott

Latest Episodes

Talking Writing: Food

ERight now, as we each experience isolation differently, food is a comfort for many. These times are also a reminder of how much food is a vehicle for connecting with family, friends and culture. In Talking Writing: Food, we consider the use of food to convey history, community, identity, love and memory. It can also raise complex questions of class, gender equality, our relationship with nature, and ethics. Recorded online on Thursday 16 July, hear from a panel who experience and write about food in fascinating and varied ways. Chaired by author Debra Adelaide and featuring writer and researcher Donna Lee Brien, poet Ellen van Neerven and food writer Richard Cornish.

81 minAUG 17
Comments
Talking Writing: Food

Talking Writing: The Body

EWhat is ‘normal’ when it comes to our bodies? When we think of what that is, we can’t help but be influenced by the excess of images and ideas of what we should (and shouldn’t) be. Queer bodies, obesity, bodies of colour, disability, illness and more tend to fall outside the narrow scope of the body in Australian collective thinking. For Talking Writing: The Body, we spent the evening examining what it is to move through the world with a body that can be marginalised by the limiting socially devised definition of what the body should be and do. In this event, writers discussed writing their own bodies, identity and the challenges of representation in a country that is still grappling with notions of what a ‘normal’ body looks like. Author and Judy Harris Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, Tracy Sorensen, chaired this panel featuring author Peter Polites, queercrip poet and historian Robin M Eames, and award-winning Filipina poet and teaching artist Eunice Andrada.

63 minJUN 9
Comments
Talking Writing: The Body

Talking Writing: Africa

EIn Febuary 2020 we gathered for an evening of readings and discussion about Africa and it's relationship and influence on writers across the diaspora as a place and culture. Panelists discussed notions of Bla(c)kness in Australia and and the diverse, complex experiences of African migrants and Afro-descendant peoples. This panel was curated and led by actor, writer and activist Moreblesing Maturure and featured Kaiya Aboagye, Eugen Bacon and Tyree Barnette. As this panel was a live event in a relaxed, intimate setting, we didn't use microphones and subsequently the recording is not of the highest quality. We hope you'll bear with the background noise, as the exciting conversation is worth it! For more information on Talking Writing series and other events, head to writingnsw.org.au

97 minMAY 26
Comments
Talking Writing: Africa

#Boundless19 | Sex Drugs And Pork Rolls

EOn the day that Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, four Western Sydney youths clash in a string of violence, substance abuse and sexual encounters. Written by four of Australia’s most exciting new writers – Winnie Dunn, Stephen Pham, Maryam Azam and Shirley Le – Sex, Drugs & Pork Rolls is an oral storytelling experience from the heart of multicultural suburbia. Directed by Michael Mohammed Ahmad and featuring Emily Havea, Andy Trieu, HaiHa Le and Tasnim Hossain. Presented by Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement.

64 minAPR 21
Comments
#Boundless19 | Sex Drugs And Pork Rolls

#Boundless19 | Other Worlds

ESometimes the best way to grapple with reality is to write about something else entirely. These writers have created other worlds as a way to reflect on and challenge what we consider to be solid and true. Eugen Bacon, Hannah Donnelly and Khalid Warsame in conversation with Roanna Gonsalves.

56 minAPR 20
Comments
#Boundless19 | Other Worlds

#Boundless19 | Sweatshop Women

EIn May 2019, Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement released the first-ever anthology produced entirely by women of colour. In this exclusive panel discussion, Tongan-Australian editor Winnie Dunn, opens an urgent and critical dialogue with the contributors from this ground-breaking anthology. With Divya Venkataraman, Ferdous Bahar, Janette Chen and Phoebe Grainer.

54 minAPR 20
Comments
#Boundless19 | Sweatshop Women

#Boundless2019 | Mother Tongues

EIn 2019, three Western Sydney writers were awarded residencies at Bankstown’s Incubate Artist Studios and their resulting essays in the Sydney Review of Books explore important questions around identity, language and history, as well as the complex relationships between place and culture. Sarah Ayoub, Kiriaki Zakinthinos (Koubaroulis) and Audrey Newton in conversation with Sheila Ngoc Pham. Presented by Bankstown Arts Centre.

57 minAPR 20
Comments
#Boundless2019 | Mother Tongues

#Boundless19 | Growing Up In Australia

EThe Growing Up in Australia anthologies are significant collections of well-known and new voices telling their own stories. Editors and contributors to anthologies about diverse Australian childhoods discuss their experiences and the ways writing can re-shape the world we live in. Jack Latimore, Alice Pung, Sara Saleh and Ahmed Yussuf in conversation with Benjamin Law.

50 minAPR 20
Comments
#Boundless19 | Growing Up In Australia

#Boundless2019 | Festival Opening and First Languages

EA conversation about the revival and reclamation of Indigenous languages with Gamilaroi and Anaiwon writer Cathy Craigie, Gadigal poet and educator Joel Davison, Gamilaraay author and linguist Donna McLaren, and Yuwaalaraay writer and musician Nardi Simpson. This panel is dedicated to Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Wiradjuri poet, author, and activist (1956-2019).

77 minAPR 20
Comments
#Boundless2019 | Festival Opening and First Languages

Honouring Australian Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott

EIn its annual Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW pays tribute to writers who have made an important contribution to our literary culture. In 2019 Writing NSW honoured author, playwright and scriptwriter Sumner Locke Elliott(1917-1991). Featuring archival material, clips and readings, the event featured the following speakers: Walter Mason Margaret Fink Kim Knuckey Sharon Clarke Please note, we have edited out the video components of this recording. Clips and further material will be available on our website.

85 min2019 AUG 27
Comments
Honouring Australian Writers: Sumner Locke Elliott
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