Melbourne Program

Girls Write Up Melbourne 2017 Program

15 & 16 June
 National Gallery of Victoria (Clemenger Auditorium)
& Arts Centre Melbourne (The Channel and The Kiln)

Book tickets ($35)


Find out more about the artists taking part in GWU Melbourne 2017


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All events are in the Main Hall, unless otherwise marked
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 Bec Kavanagh
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
Karen Pickering (chair), Nayuka Gorrie, Jax Jackie Brown, Bec Lim

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 1A – Writing from Art – Ingrid Wood
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Write poetry by the light of the moon, pen your own whodunnit and walk a while in someone else’s shoes. Inspired by works of art in the NGV collection, this workshop led by Ingrid Wood will explore poetry, plot and creating colourful characters. This session is supported by the National Gallery of Victoria.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ingrid Wood

Write poetry by the light of the moon, pen your own whodunnit and walk a while in someone else’s shoes. Inspired by works of art in the NGV collection, this workshop led by Ingrid Wood will explore poetry, plot and creating colourful characters. This session is supported by the National Gallery of Victoria.

Workshop 1B – Scriptwriting – Katy Warner
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This workshop will look at starting a piece of writing, knowing it’s going to be performed. Participants will learn some of the basics of turning an idea into a script, and how their work fits into a larger piece of theatre or filmmaking. This session is supported by the Arts Centre Melbourne.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Katy Warner

This workshop will look at starting a piece of writing, knowing it’s going to be performed. Participants will learn some of the basics of turning an idea into a script, and how their work fits into a larger piece of theatre or filmmaking. This session is supported by the Arts Centre Melbourne.

Workshop 1C – Slam Poetry – Soreti Kadir
10:00 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. They will have the opportunity to perform their work at the Teenspeak Poetry Slam in the afternoon.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Soreti Kadir

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. They will have the opportunity to perform their work at the Teenspeak Poetry Slam in the afternoon.

Women in Male Spaces
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On 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?
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Alicia Sometimes (participating chair), Michelle Li, Santilla Chingaipe Leena van Deventer

On 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?

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

Too Shy to Speak
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
We ask a number of professional writers about the barriers they face in personal and professional environments that prevent them from getting their voices heard.
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Candy Bowers, Patricia Cornelius

When women speak – or appear on screen – 30% of the time, it is perceived as ‘equal’; any more is ‘dominating’ or ‘talking too much’. We ask a number of professional writers about the barriers they face in personal and professional environments that prevent them from getting their voices heard. In this hosted event, two scriptwriters will explore these online responses and discuss, with examples, how they would go about using them as inspiration for stage or screen.

Workshop 2A – Writing from Art – Ingrid Wood
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Write poetry by the light of the moon, pen your own whodunit and walk a while in someone else’s shoes. Inspired by works of art in the NGV collection, this workshop led by Ingrid Wood will explore poetry, plot and creating colourful characters. This session is supported by the National Gallery of Victoria.
12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Ingrid Wood

Write poetry by the light of the moon, pen your own whodunnit and walk a while in someone else’s shoes. Inspired by works of art in the NGV collection, this workshop led by Ingrid Wood will explore poetry, plot and creating colourful characters. This session is supported by the National Gallery of Victoria.

Workshop 2B – Podcasting (via ACM) – Bec Fary
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Given the audience reach of the internet, podcasts provide an opportunity to share your thoughts with ease. But what goes into the creation of a successful podcast? How much writing is involved to assemble your thoughts into something that others will want to listen to? Participants will use the podcasting equipment at the Arts Centre Melbourne to start working up their own podcast. This centre is supported by the Arts Centre Melbourne
12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Bec Fary

Podcasts give you the opportunity to share your voice with ease – from the comfort of your bedroom, and without having to get up in front of people! Using the podcasting equipment at the Arts Centre Melbourne, this workshop will help participants create a safe space for performing their ideas through writing, recording and editing audio. By the end of the workshop, participants will have produced a short piece of creative audio storytelling.

Workshop 2C – Graphic Narratives – Rachel Ang
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Graphic novelist Rachel Ang will guide participants through the creation of a graphic narrative. How do words interact with illustrations to tell the story? How can graphic narratives or zines liberate an idea or provide a space for an idea to be expressed?
12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Rachel Ang

Graphic novelist Rachel Ang will guide participants through the creation of a graphic narrative. How do words interact with illustrations to tell the story? How can graphic narratives or zines liberate an idea or provide a space for an idea to be expressed?

Teenspeak Poetry Slam
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Can art save the world? Teens respond to the above provocation with a spoken-word piece, followed by a panel about the process of creatively responding to political issues. (Teens who have attended the poetry slam workshop earlier in the day will also have the opportunity to perform their piece in this session if they wish to.)
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Emilie Zoey Baker

Can art save the world? Teens respond to the above provocation with a spoken-word piece, followed by a panel about the process of creatively responding to political issues. (Teens who have attended the poetry slam workshop earlier in the day will also have the opportunity to perform their piece in this session if they wish to.)

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
Candy Bowers, Winnie Dunn

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.

All events are in the Main Hall, unless otherwise marked

Notes

This event will take place in venues across the National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Centre Melbourne. Participants should all arrive in the student foyer of the National Gallery of Victoria by 8.45am to attend the first session in the Clemenger Auditorium. Participants will be notified of workshop locations on the day and directed by Stella staff and volunteers.

All participants will have the opportunity to enrol in one workshop. A link to pre-register will be sent to everyone with a valid ticket the week of Monday 29 May. Workshops will remain open until all places are filled; if you are registering for other people too, you must provide individual names and email addresses for each attendee. Workshops are open only to teens – adult ticket holders will remain in the main hall for the duration of the event. Participants can wait to register for workshops on the day but some may be booked out by then.