Canberra Program

Girls Write Up Canberra  2017 Program

DATE: 6 May 2017
VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre


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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 by Stella Schools Program manager
9:00 am – 9:15 am

Keynote Main Hall – Winnie Dunn
9:15 am - 9:45 am
9:15 am – 9:45 am
Winnie Dunn

The Personal is Political
10:00 am - 11:00 am
When a lack of political voice leads to disempowerment, disengagement and disadvantage, personal voices speak up. In this panel, four women offer personal testimony on the politics that affect them. These testimonies will be read live and followed by a panel discussion.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Rosanna Stevens (host), Zoya Patel, Odette Shenfield, Laura Sweeney

When a lack of political voice leads to disempowerment, disengagement and disadvantage, personal voices speak up. In this panel, four women offer personal testimony on the politics that affect them. These testimonies will be read live and followed by a panel discussion.

Workshop 1 – Slam Poetry – Lorin Elizabeth
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Slam poetry gives voice to a range of political and social issues. In this workshop participants will work on a piece about the things that matter to them.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lorin Elizabeth

Slam poetry gives voice to a range of political and social issues. In this workshop participants will work on a piece about the things that matter to them.

LUNCH
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Women in Male Spaces
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
When making space for female voices in male dominated industries, what challenges do women face? How are they treated differently because of their gender? What ideas would we have missed out on if women weren’t in these spaces? And how can we make the way easier for the women of the future?
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Zoya Patel (host), Karlie Noon, Sharona Lin, Neha Kale

When making space for female voices in male dominated industries, what challenges do women face? How are they treated differently because of their gender? What ideas would we have missed out on if women weren’t in these spaces? And how can we make the way easier for the women of the future?

Workshop 2 – Songwriting workshop – Bec Taylor
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Bec Taylor leads participants through the art of songwriting. In this workshop young writers will learn how to craft their words to fit to music. How does that change the writing? Can music be political? Can you still be a songwriter if you’re performance-shy?
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Bec Taylor

Bec Taylor leads participants through the art of songwriting. In this workshop young writers will learn how to craft their words to fit to music. How does that change the writing? Can music be political? Can you still be a songwriter if you’re performance-shy?

Ask Me Anything
3:00 pm - 3:45 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.
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Winnie Dunn & Zoya Patel

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.

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Notes

This event will take place in various rooms through the Gorman Arts Centre. Participants should all arrive by 8.45am to attend the first session. Participants will be notified of workshop locations on the day and directed by Stella staff and volunteers.