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Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: Not Another Slide Night

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The Emerging Writers’ Festival launches its 2018 programme with a night of performances that reimagine the past and paint a picture for the future. More than just the same people standing in front of different backdrops, this slide night features four writers from the festival programme who will explore, celebrate and critique dominant narratives from Australia’s art and history.

Hear from Manisha Anjali, Magan Magan, Eugenia Flynn and Andy Butler at this special event, as they narrate images drawn from their personal archives and Australian art history. Hosted by the artistic director of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Izzy Roberts-Orr, with Programme Coordinator Linh Nguyen.

Presented in partnership with the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Featuring

Izzy Roberts-Orr

Izzy Roberts-Orr is a poet, writer, broadcaster and arts worker based on Taungurung Country, and Digital Producer at Red Room Poetry. Izzy is a 2020-2021 recipient of the Australia Council Marten Bequest Scholarship for Poetry, and is currently completing a book of elegiac poetry, Raw Salt. ... Read more

Eugenia Flynn

Eugenia Flynn is a writer, arts worker and community organiser. Eugenia runs the blog Black Thoughts Live Here and her thoughts on the politics of race, identity, gender and culture have been published widely. Eugenia identifies as Aboriginal (Tiwi and Larrakia), Chinese Malaysian and Muslim, workin... Read more

Andy Butler

Andy Butler is a writer, curator and artist. His writing on art and politics has been published widely, including in the Monthly, the Saturday Paper, Art + Australia, Overland and Runway, and in publications for major art institutions. He has curated exhibitions and exhibited his own work at artis... Read more

Manisha Anjali

Manisha Anjali is a writer and artist. She was born in Suva, Fiji, and has lived on Wurundjeri country, Minjungbal country and Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. Manisha is the founder of Community Dream Project, a research and documentation platform for dreams, visions and hallucinations. ... Read more

Linh Nguyễn

Linh Thùy Nguyễn is a writer, editor and arts producer. She is the Program Coordinator of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, an Online Editor for the Lifted Brow and the Deputy Editor of Liminal Magazine. She studied Comparative Literature at Monash University, researching postcolonial and di... Read more

Magan Magan

Magan Magan has read his work at the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Young Writers Festival, the Emerging Writers Festival and Melbourne Poets Union. His work has been published in Hyde magazine, Melbourne Writers festival, literary arts journal Offset, Cordite Poetry Review and anthologi... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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