GWU Wodonga 2017: ‘The politics and performance of language’
How can we make language and art work to change the future?
Thursday 12 October, 2017
The Cube Wodonga
118 Hovell St, Wodonga VIC 3690
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 Wodonga is supported by
This event will take place in various spaces in The Cube Wodonga. Participants should all arrive in the foyer of The Cube by 8.45am to attend the first session. You will be directed by staff on the day.
All participants will have the opportunity to enrol in the morning and afternoon workshops. A link to pre-register for the workshops will be sent to everyone with a valid ticket close to the day. 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.
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 not only constrain but also 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 Cube 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 Stella Schools Coordinator Bec Kavanagh 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 can bring their own lunch, or there are food options nearby for students and teachers to purchase lunch in the break.