The festival focuses on Indigenous and culturally diverse Australian writers and writing.
Boundless, Australia’s leading festival of Indigenous and culturally diverse Australian writers, will be presented online, 30 October – 1 November.
Launched in 2017, Boundless was the first Australian festival to focus on Indigenous and culturally diverse writers. After the success of the 2019 festival, which won FBi Radio’s SMAC award for Sydney’s Best Arts Program, Boundless is back in 2021, with a new approach to programming
Boundless 2021 is programmed by Writing NSW emerging curators development program winners Zohra Aly, Tina Huang and Annie Brockenhuus-Schack, under the guidance of Sisonke Msimang, curator of the literature and ideas program at Perth Festival.
The festival will bring together established writers and emerging voices, giving space to writing in many forms. Authors, writers for performance, journalists, poets and interdisciplinary practitioners will come together to discuss the important issues of our times and the value of story.
Boundless is a free festival so that as many people as possible are able to discover these amazing writers. The all-day event will include readings, panel discussions, interactive experiences, industry networking, and book signings.
‘It is important to have culturally diverse writers so that future writers can see doing this sort of work as a possibility and not a dream,’ says Boundless 2019 speaker Alice Pung. ‘And not only that, see the boundless range of writing that can emerge.’
Find out more about the curators here.
The full program will be announced in October. To stay up to date on Boundless related news, sign up to our weekly e-newsletter here.
Boundless is presented by Writing NSW and Bankstown Arts Centre. The festival is supported by Create NSW and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
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