Writerly authenticity – individual and inter/cultural considerations
|Wednesday 5th December||3:30-4:45||G11 3.64|
We live in a time where identity politics are increasingly complex, where the language and the ‘rules’ are ever-changing. How can writers stay true to cultural heritage and also produce narratives that speak to the heart of their experiences? How do those who occupy multiple spaces and socio-cultural ‘identities’ write authentically about cultural belonging? Multicultural writers Yen-Rong Wong, Sahib Nazari, and Inez Baranay in discussion with Joe Milan.
See detailed biography of panelists here.
Individual session tickets: $18 Full Price // $15 Concession.
This session is also included in a day pass or a 3 day program pass. Day Pass: $50 Full Price // $45 Concession. Program Pass: $120 Full Price // $100 Concession.
Yen-Rong Wong is a Brisbane-based writer of nonfiction and the founding editor of Pencilled In, a magazine devoted to publishing and championing the work of Asian Australian writers and artists. Shortlisted for the Deborah Cass Prize in 2017 and for the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award in 2018, she will be a Katharine Susannah Prichard writer-in-residence for 2019.
Inez Baranay, an English language writer of Australian citizenship, immigrant background, transnational culture, and cosmopolitan temperaments, is the author of over a dozen books of short stories, fiction and nonfiction. Her recent novel, Turn Left At Venus will be published in 2019.
Sahib Nazari, born in Afghanistan, is a Griffith University graduate in Creative Writing and Literature. He voices his experiences through writing – short stories and occasional poetry. He can speak, read and write in English, Urdu, Persian and Hazaragi languages.
Joe Milan Jr. is a BMI PhD Fellow of Creative Writing at UNLV, and a MFA graduate. He is Korean-American, and his work has appeared in the The LA Review.
Please choose your ticket type below - Single Session, Day Pass or a Festival Program Pass.
This session is also included as part of a day pass or three day program pass. Day Pass - $50 Full Price // $45 Concession. Gives access to all session on the day of your selection, excluding workshops.
Full three day program pass - $120 Full Price // $100 Concession. Gives access to all sessions excluding workshops.