A Home of One’s Own: Writers on the Housing Crisis
Australia’s housing crisis is a major topic of discussion right now, but there’s not enough talk about how it impacts our mental health. When housing is unaffordable, insecure, overcrowded, or even dangerous, it can have dire consequences for our health.
Join author and city-maker Jess Scully, writer and poet Mohammad Awad, Shelter NSW Planning Officer Stacey Miers and moderator Dominic Santangelo for a panel discussion on the housing crisis, and the power of words and lived experience to affect change.
At The Joan, Penrith on Wednesday 27 September, 6.30pm.
This Boundless Festival 2023 event is run by Writing NSW, with support from The Joan, Penrith.
‘A Home of One’s Own: Writers on the Housing Crisis’ is curated by Alejandra Martinez, one of our emerging curators for this year’s Boundless festival. Read about our 2023 curators.
The Boundless program gives emerging literary curators from First Nations or culturally diverse backgrounds the experience of programming an individual event in our 2023 event series. The festival will bring together established writers and emerging voices, giving space to writing in many forms.
Jess Scully is an author, curator and city-maker who uses creativity to inspire people to participate in shaping a sustainable and inclusive future. As Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney from 2019 to 2022 and as a Councillor at the City of Sydney from 2016 to 2023, Jess advocated for new models to address the housing […]
Mohammad Awad is a Sydney based writer/artist/musician/poet. He is published in the anthology series Arab, Australian, Other and is one of the editors of the Admissions: Voices within Mental Health anthology. He worked as a peer worker in the mental health field, using poetry as a tool for expression. Mohammad will share his lived experience […]
Stacey Miers is a Planning Officer with Shelter NSW, and has had a lifelong commitment to delivering housing through the lens of social justice. Much of her work is informed by her childhood growing up in a boarding house in inner Sydney Newtown. Her commitment to housing justice and land use planning is about lived experience […]
Dominic Santangelo is a performer, health communications specialist and advocate for social change. His writing draws on lived experiences of adversity to challenge social norms and inspire new perspectives, with work spanning genres from journalism, academia, and health. As the father and carer of two children living with rare disease, Dominic also contributes to various […]
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