Writers On Writing / Mirrors within Mirrors, with Pooja Mittal Biswas
‘When we read books that again and again fail to feature us, the persistent deluge of “You are not here, you are not here, you are not here” eventually becomes a thundering chorus of “You don’t belong here, you do not deserve to be here.”’
Writer and author P.M. Biswas argues why researching and writing diversity is so important to Australian writing.
Writers On Writing / Eugen Bacon on how speculative fiction is a reflection of diversity
We chatted to award-winning writer and author Eugen Bacon, ahead of her online course, Writing Speculative Fiction, about the infinite boundaries of the all-encompassing genre, writing hopefully and cynically, and challenging genre, identity and gender stereotypes while you’re at it.
Event Recap / ‘Whose Story Is It Anyway?’: notes from the 2016 Playwriting Festival
By Cassie Watson
Telling stories about other cultures can be a minefield for any writer, and indeed is a significant issue in Australian theatre. In this panel, playwrights from varied backgrounds discussed how to navigate this tricky space. It sparked a fascinating conversation about the limits, dangers and rich rewards of writing diverse stories. Moderator Michele Lee opened […]
Book Review / The Fox Petition by Jennifer Maiden
This book of poetry invites the reader to think about issues of diversity and ‘the other’, by discussing recent issues in politics and highlighting the need to discuss them. As an issue that is becoming more prominent, diversity is something I find myself thinking about as a reader and writer, wondering how we can include […]