Boundless Festival gives emerging literary curators from First Nations or culturally-diverse backgrounds the experience of programming a literary arts event. The festival brings together established writers and emerging voices, giving space to writing in many forms.
Boundless Festival was established by Writing NSW in 2017, in partnership with Bankstown Arts Centre and Sweatshop. The first Australian festival to focus on First Nations and culturally-diverse writers, the biennial event gives a platform to established writers and emerging voices from a rich array of genres and styles. Authors, writers for performance, journalists, poets and interdisciplinary practitioners come together to discuss the important issues of our times and the value of story.
The 2023 Boundless Festival program consisted of five in-person events between September and December, in partnership with Western Sydney venues. All events in the program were free to attend.
Boundless 2023: A Home of One’s Own
Join author and city-maker Jess Scully, writer and poet Mohammad Awad, Shelter NSW Planning Officer Stacey Miers and moderator Dominic Santagelo for a panel discussion on the housing crisis, and the power of words and lived experience to affect change.
Boundless 2023: Poetic Justice
Celebrate fifty years of rap and its transformative power with this session hosted by Simone Amelia Jordan, Australia’s top hip-hop journalist, and witness an electrifying rap battle between L-FRESH The Lion and Mari. with DJ Capital Zee.