Following the grand tradition of me forgetting to mention events until they’re sold out, I’m on a panel this weekend with Sandy O’Sullivan, Amao Leota Lu and Yves Rees. You can’t come! Sorry!
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There are still tickets left for many of the other All About Women* festival events though – I’ll be going to the panel First Nations Women Look to the Future ft Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Chelsea Watego, Alison Whittaker, Amy McQuire and host Larissa Behrendt.
Also check out Deborah Kelly’s project Creation – you can go to a choral workshop where you’ll learn to sing SJ Norman’s incredible liturgy, attend a procession, or witness the world premiere of the musical works based on poems by Ellen van Neerven, Evelyn Araluen, Heather Grace Jones and me! Pretty excited for that.
Join Arts Project Australia and West Space to celebrate the closing of the joint fandom-focused exhibition Sincerely Yours next weekend.
There’ll be an artist talk with curator Sophia Cai and artists Danny Lyons and Dylan Goh, followed by me, Natasha Hertanto and Diego Ramirez reading our commissioned fanfic. Then K-pop dance group AO crew will bust some moves and the bar will be open.
Saturday 5 March 2022 2 pm to 4 pm (exhibition open 12 pm to 4 pm) Collingwood Yards 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 free – no bookings required – Auslan interpreted
A couple of months ago, curator Sophia Cai asked me to pen some fanfiction for Sincerely Yours, an exhibition in collaboration with West Space x Arts Project Australia that explores fannish love and devotion.
A workshop for members of marginalised, underrepresented and misrepresented groups on how to assess and respond to media requests. Presented by freelance reporter Jinghua Qian with support from the Foundation for Young Australians.
People from marginalised backgrounds often have good reason to distrust the media. At the same time, it can be a valuable way of getting your voice heard. So I wanted to offer a workshop on how to talk to journalists without feeling like you’re losing control of your own story.
I’m doing a couple of events at Emerging Writers’ Festival:
Dream House Saturday 19 June 2021, 7 pm to 8 pm Footscray Community Arts Centre $15/$20 – book here
Where are the houses, rooms or places you return to in your memory or imagination? Which spaces have stuck inside of you long after you’ve vacated? These Western suburbs artists paint rooms with words, telling us about the places, homes and lives they’ve inhabited and how those spaces have shaped them, in an evening of works that ponder place and interrogate transfiguration. Hosted by Irihipeti Waretini (full list of performers at the link.)
Industry Insight Monday 21 June, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm presented via YouTube in partnership with MEAA free – join/view here
With writing being such a solitary practice, entering into the world of words can be confusing and isolating. So, what are your rights as a writer? How much can you expect to make from your words and how do you go about advocating for yourself as a freelancer? Our panelists (Jinghua Qian and Vivienne Pearson) discuss their experiences and what they have learned along the way.
The whole program is pretty rad so go check it out. A lot of the events are free and online too which is great to see. And I’m thrilled that quite a few people I’ve mentored over the last year as part of The Drop-In are featured!
I don’t know if anyone is ready for this, least of all me, but next Friday I’m making my fanfiction debut at Footscray Community Arts Centre as part of the Smut: Queer Erotic Fan Fiction Salon curated by Sissy Screens.
Here’s a sneak peek of my piece – can you guess who the primary pairing is? (Clue: It’s a crossover fic.)
The event is part of Midsumma Festival and it also features Vidya Rajan, Nkechi Anele, Tali Polichtuk, Zoey Dawson, Alistair Baldwin, Ruby Slippers, Wilk Crate and Zoe Terakes. Auslan interpreted. It’s gunna be hot and nerdy!
I’m going to be reading some smut tomorrow night along with Mia Walsch, Ella Baxter and Liz Hicklin for our belated Valentine’s Day date. Tickets are sold out but if you’re lucky enough to have nabbed one, come join us down at the local for cocktails and dirty words.
Sun 14 March 2021 5 pm to 7 pm Trouble in Dreams 297 Barkly Street, Footscray, VIC 3011 booking required