Talking Writing: The Body

What is ‘normal’ when it comes to our bodies? When we think of what that is, we can’t help but be influenced by the excess of images and ideas of what we should (and shouldn’t) be. Queer bodies, obesity, bodies of colour, disability, illness and more tend to fall...

Talking Writing: Africa

In Febuary 2020 we gathered for an evening of readings and discussion about Africa and it’s relationship and influence on writers across the diaspora as a place and culture. Panellists discussed notions of Bla(c)kness in Australia and and the diverse, complex...

Boundless Festival 2019

Donna McLaren, Joel Davison and Cathy Craigie discuss the revival and reclamation of language in the First Languages panel. The 2019 Boundless Festival for Indigenous and culturally diverse writers was held in Bankstown Saturday 26 October 2019. The program featured a...

Honouring: Sumner Locke Elliott

In its annual Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW pays tribute to writers who have made an important contribution to our literary culture. In 2019 we honoured Sumner Locke Elliott (1917-1991), internationally best-selling author, playwright, and...

#SpecFic 19: Speculative Fiction Festival

Callan Park was shrouded in eerie mist the morning of the festival – a good sign for all things spec fic to come! Throughout the day were panel discussions, kaffeeklatsches and many opportunities to network with industry experts and fellow writers. The event was...

Talking Writing: Indigenous Languages

On 2 April 2019, Writing NSW presented Talking Writing: Indigenous Languages. The panel was chaired by Gamilaroi and Anaiwon playwright Cathy Craigie in discussion with Gamilaraay author and linguist Donna Gayford McLaren, Gunai poet and children’s book author Kirli...