Event: Talking Writing
Talking Writing: Africa
Thursday, 20 February 2020, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Join us for the first Talking Writing event of 2020!
Talking Writing: Africa will include readings and discussion about Africa and its relationship and influence on writers across the diaspora as a place and culture.
We’ll discuss notions of Bla(c)kness in Australia and the diverse, complex experiences of African migrants and Afro descendant peoples.
Curated and chaired by actor, writer and activist Moreblessing Maturure, with Tyree Barnette, Kaiya Aboagye and Eugen Bacon.
Moreblessing Maturure is a Zimbabwean/Australian inter-disciplinary artist, TEDx Speaker and the Creative Director of FOLK Magazine. Her work across literature, stage and screen has included engagements with Playwriting Australia, Australian Theatre for Young People, and Sydney Theatre Company (STC). She is currently developing new works including Screen Australia-funded series: ‘Afro Sistahs‘ and a new play […]
Tyree Barnette is a transplant to Sydney originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He and his wife Tracina moved to Sydney 7 years ago after she accepted a job in clinical research at Macquarie Park. While here, they have grown their family with two boys: Hampton Tyree, 3 years old, and Miles Isaac, one years […]
Eugen Bacon is an African Australian author of several novels, prose poetry and fiction collections. She’s a 2022 World Fantasy Award finalist, and was announced in the honor list of the 2022 Otherwise Fellowships for ‘doing exciting work in gender and speculative fiction’. Her short story release Danged Black Thing received a 2021 Otherwise Award honor […]
Kaiya is a Ghanaian, Aboriginal, South sea and Torres Strait Islander PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Her research unpacks some of the substantial and significant connections shared between First Nations and African Diasporic peoples in Australia and throughout the Black Pacific. Kaiya hopes her research will disrupt common assumptions about the “Black experience” […]
Writing Historical Fiction
This writing historical fiction course with Mirandi Riwoe will be held at Writing NSW in Sydney. In this workshop, Mirandi Riwoe will discuss research methods and the writing processes involved in writing a historical novel. Through authorial insights and discussion, you will further develop your own research and writing process. Whether you’re just getting started […]