GWU Brisbane 2017: ‘The politics and performance of language’
How can we make language and art work to change the future?
Friday 24 November, 2017
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Girls Write Up is for anyone who has felt limited by their gender and wants to understand how language can not only constrain but also be used to liberate and empower. It is an inclusive event open to all teens aged 12–18.
Over the day, authors, journalists, activists, artists, poets and other creative thinkers will share the ways they have used their writing to define their identities and shape the world around them. The program of panels and practical workshops explores the relationship between language, gender and power, and the effects of unconscious bias on our sense of self. It unpacks the ways that the female voice has been devalued in literary and popular culture, and gives participants the opportunity to discover their own creative voice, equipping them with the skills and the confidence to use it.
Girls Write Up Brisbane is presented in partnership with
This event will take place in various locations in the State Library of Queensland.
Participants should all arrive at the library no later than 8.30am to attend the welcome session. Please note: the library does not open to the public until 10.00am. On arrival, Girls Write Up participants will be greeted by staff at the library entrance and should then follow the signage up to Level 2 to gather outside Auditorium 2.
Participants will be escorted to workshop venues over the course of the day by Stella staff.
Each student will have the opportunity to attend one workshop on the day. Workshops are open only to teens – adult ticket holders will remain in the main hall for the duration of the event.
All young people aged 12–18. Girls Write Up is for everyone who is interested in learning more about the relationship between language, gender and power, and in developing their own creative voice.
Girls Write Up is feminist, intersectional and inclusive. We encourage young people of all genders, sexualities, and cultural and racial backgrounds to attend. We are committed to ensuring that the Girls Write Up events are accessible and we encourage people with disability to attend – see ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION below.
Whatever your previous level of writing experience and engagement, Girls Write Up is for you if you have ever felt limited by your gender and want to understand how language can be used to liberate and empower.
Teachers and carers can also attend.
Girls Write Up has limited subsidised places available for anyone who may be experiencing financial hardship. If your financial situation is preventing you from attending Girls Write Up, please contact us to request a subsidised place: email@example.com.
The State Library of Queensland is wheelchair accessible. Please advise us in advance if you require wheelchair access so that we can ensure appropriate setup of the rooms.
All keynotes, panels and workshops can be Auslan interpreted, as required. If you are an Auslan user, please inform us which sessions you will be attending so we can ensure an interpreter will be present.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of any other access needs.
Just yourself and your ideas! All attendees will be sent an info pack ahead of the event, with further information about what to expect.
Lunch will not be provided. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own lunch as options for purchasing lunch nearby are limited.