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 a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She is a board director of the Australian Society of Authors. Her work has won, been shortlisted, longlisted or commended in national and international awards, including the Bridport Prize, Copyright Agency Prize, L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest and Fellowship of Australian […]
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” […]
Talking Writing: India
India has long been the subject of literary fascination, from within and without. But what does it mean to write about a country, particularly when your sense of belonging may be complicated or compromised? And as far as muses go, what particular appeal or challenges does India present as a place and culture? Manisha Jolie Amin (Dancing […]