We’re delighted to announce the return of our Talking Writing series! Talking Writing is our regular themed writing event, designed to explore the limits of what writing is and where it can take you. The first of four events in the series will focus on the Philippines.
Join us on Tuesday 3 May, 6:30–8pm for an evening of readings and discussion with local Filipino writers and artists living in Sydney.
Filipinos are the third largest Asian immigrant group in Australia. As a result, it’s no surprise that a new and exciting generation of Filipino artists have emerged across the nation, whose stories, often intertwined with their unique identities, are told across a variety of forms including poetry, theatre, fiction and film.
Writing NSW invites a panel of Filipinos in diaspora and Filipino-Australians to share their work, celebrate the rich, multi-faceted narratives of their cultural and personal identity, and to discuss which stories they consider urgent to tell.
Curated and chaired by writer Martyn Reyes, with award-winning poet Eunice Andrada, writer Patricia Arcilla and playwright Jordan Shea.
Writing NSW members can attend Talking Writing for free and bring along a plus one. The event is $10 for non-members.
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Attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must comply with any other precautionary measures Writing NSW puts in place.
Patricia Arcilla is a Filipino-Australian writer who lives and works on unceded Gadigal land. She writers about cities, culture, and the Filipinx diaspora and her work has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Jacobin, The Sydney Review of Books, Overland, and more.
Eunice Andrada is a Filipina poet and teaching artist. Her debut poetry collection Flood Damages won the Anne Elder Award (2018) and was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (2019).
Jordan Shea (he/him) is a Filipino-Australian writer and teacher who works across theatre, screen and non-fiction. A graduate of the VCA, his work includes Kasama Kita (Belvoir 25a/aya), Ate Lovia (Old Fitz/kwento), The House at Boundary Road, Liverpool (bontom) and Cage (Old 505). Jordan’s work has been developed extensively with Belvoir, STC, Australian Plays Transform, […]