Sydney Program

Girls Write Up Sydney 2018 Program

Book tickets ($35)


Find out more about the artists taking part in GWU Sydney 2018


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Girls Write Up Sydney 2018 Program
Girls Write Up Sydney 2018 Program
Registration
8:30 am - 9:00 am
During this time participants will register for the day
8:30 am – 9:00 am

During this time participants will register for the day

Welcome to Country & Stella Introduction
9:00 am – 9:15 am

Students are welcomed to Girls Write Up as we run through the day's events.

Creative reading

Keynote: ‘From where I stand…’
9:30 am - 10:00 am
What does the world look like when you are Zoya Patel, writer, editor and community advocate?
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Zoya Patel

What does the world look like when you are Zoya Patel, writer, editor and community advocate? How do you find the confidence and perspective to trust your own voice amid the noise of everything else? Our opening keynote examines the stories we're told and the stories we tell.

Panel: ‘A Rebellion’
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Whose words decide who we are and how we should live?
Erin Gough, Saman Shad, Phoebe Grainer and Amelia Lush

Whose words decide who we are and how we should live? Can we resist, reimagine, reclaim words to take ownership of our stories and have a say in our future? Three writers resist the dominant narratives, rebelliously reimagining a piece of writing from the literary canon and demonstrating that stories can change, depending on who's telling them. Followed by a short, hosted discussion and Q&A.

Morning Tea Break
10:45 am – 11:00 am

Workshops
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Choose from:<br/>1. Slam poetry – Hawraa Kash <br/>2. Pitching – Sonya & Georgia (Little Wren) <br/>3. Writing memoir - Zoya Patel <br/>4. Comics workshop – Lizzie Nagy <br/>5. Writing place – Sweatshop - Winnie Dunn & Phoebe Grainer
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
 

Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

A Conversation: On writing the body
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Is the writer invisible, or does the body they write from within inform their writing? Is it possible to move through the world in a body without the world imprinting on it, without the dents left shaping the words the body writes? Why do we care so much about bodies?
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Michelle Law and Jenna Guillaume

Is the writer invisible, or does the body they write from within inform their writing? Is it possible to move through the world in a body without the world imprinting on it, without the dents left shaping the words the body writes? Why do we care so much about bodies? Jenna Guillaume and Michelle Law talk about the way that body image impacts their lives and writing.

Ask Me Anything
2:45 pm - 3:20 pm
In this 45-minute session, two of our Girls Write Up speakers will answer some of the anonymous questions posted in the Ask Me Anything box over the course of the day. This is the chance for audience members to ask questions they’ve always wanted to ask, but never had the opportunity.
2:45 pm - 3:20 pm
Michelle Law & Jenna Guillaume

In this 45-minute session, two of our Girls Write Up speakers will answer some of the anonymous questions posted in the Ask Me Anything box over the course of the day. This is the chance for audience members to ask questions they’ve always wanted to ask, but never had the opportunity.


Notes

DATE: Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 June 2018

VENUE: Customs House Library

This event will take place in various locations in Customs House Library. Participants should all arrive at the registration desk on level 1 no later than 8.30 to attend the first session. They will be escorted to workshop venues over the course of the day as required. 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.