West Writers – Our Stories Forum

Today is the West Writers Our Stories Forum, which examines what story means to different communities and how we represent the diversity of stories and voices in Australia’s literary scene. Head down to Footscray Community Arts Centre this Saturday 15 November from 10am – 9.30pm.

The program includes a writers workshop with critically acclaimed author Christos Tsiolkas; a panel on ethnic media curated by media advisor and past editor of English version of Neos Kosmos , Fotis Kapetopoulos; walking tours through Footscray with FCAC elder in residence, Uncle Larry Walsh; a panel with author Alice Pung and poet and debut novelist, Omar Musa; the launch of the new Indigenous and ethnic lifestyle magazine, Ascension; and readings and performances by members of the West Writers Group and the Still Nomads collective.

The program runs all day, and features some excellent panels, including one on What is Australian Writing?, which will feature Peril Editor in Chief, Eleanor Jackson alongside Bec Zajac (Overland), André Dao (Right Now) and chaired by Sam Cooney (publisher and editor-in-chief of The Lifted Brow).

Booking details and information is available from the Footscray Community Arts Centre. 

Click here to download the full West Writers Our Stories Forum 2014 Program


By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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