Girls Write Up Wodonga 2019
Thursday 17th October
8.30am to 3.20pm
The Cube Wodonga
118 Hovell St, Wodonga
Girls Write Up is for anyone who has felt limited by gender and wants to understand how language can be used to liberate and empower. It is an inclusive event open to all teens.
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. Girls Write Up gives participants the opportunity to discover their own creative voice, equipping them with the skills and the confidence to use it.
During this time participants will register for the day
Students are welcomed to Girls Write Up as we run through the day's events.
What is the world like when you’re blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist Carly Findlay? Our opening keynote examines the stories we’re told and the stories we tell. How do you find the confidence and perspective to trust your own voice amid the chaos of everyone else’s?
How do others’ stories shape who we are? How do they limit us or change us? How can we resist, reimagine, reclaim and take ownership of ourselves in the face of these narratives? Lorin Elizabeth, Simone Howell and Alice Pung explore their own relationship to the stories they have been told about who they are and their place in the world by reading a letter to their younger self. Followed by a short, hosted discussion and Q & A.
Slam Poetry with Lorin Elizabeth Graphic Narrative with Mandy Ord Emotional Cartography with Simmone Howell Poetry with Laniyuk TBC with Alice Pung
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? Carly Findlay, Mandy Ord and Laniyuk talk about the way the body, and body image, impacts their lives and writing.
In this 30-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.
This event will take place in various locations in the The Cube Wodonga and Wodonga Library.
Participants should all arrive at The Cube no later than 8.30am to register. On arrival, Girls Write Up participants will be greeted by Stella and/or library staff.
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.
Girls Write Up is for all teens. It 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.
The Cube Wodonga 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 may be limited.