Yes it’s another panel! This time with Anna Spargo-Ryan and Marisa Wikramanayake on freelancing.
Usually, being a fulltime writer isn’t just about writing. It’s also about pitching, managing your time, developing relationships and chasing up invoices. Freelance life is often simultaneously stressful and liberating. Whether you’re considering freelance life, taking on a little freelance work alongside a full- or part-time job or looking for tips to improve your current practices, three experienced freelance writers are here to answer your questions.
Ask about… navigating freelance life Tuesday 19 July 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Online Book here | $18-$40 or free via the WV Fund
Another event I’m part of at EWF this year is a lunchtime panel demystifying the writing and publishing industry, particularly for writers from working-class and low-income backgrounds. It’s with Julia Rose Bąk and Dan Hogan, and it’s online via YouTube so you can join from anywhere.
Lunchtime Literature: Accessing the industry Friday 24 June 2022 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Online (via YouTube) Free | Join/watch here
I’m part of two events at Emerging Writers Festival this year and luckily I don’t have to leave Footscray for either of them! The first one is at the local library and it features me, Khalid Warsame and Harry Reid talking about place, poetry, and the western suburbs.
Writing the west Tuesday 21 June 2022 6 pm to 7 pm Footscray Library 56 Paisley St, Footscray VIC 3011 Free | book here
I have a little piece titled ‘In praise of laziness (portrait of my grandma in the frozen section)’ in a new limited edition publication called Feast of Resistance. Curated by Priya Pavri, with contributions from artists Moorina Bonini, Aida Azin, Lara Chamas, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Shamen Suku and Nikki Lam, it’s launching this Saturday at Seventh Gallery.
Emerging writers, Maddee and I are doing a session at the 2022 National Editors and Writers Conference (NEWS Conference) later this month. There’s also a keynote from writer and editor Adalya Nash Hussein, and workshops on interviewing skills, podcasting, criticism, and much more.
And if you’re trans/nonbinary/gender-diverse, you can also catch me and Maddee dishing our career advice in The Drop-In this month.
We’re just getting started Thursday 19 May 2022 6:40 pm to 7:40 pm AEST Streaming online via YouTube and Express Media Tickets $25 (3-day conference + Express Media membership) | Register here See the full program
Are you just starting out in writing and editing? We’ve all been there! Join Jinghua Qian and Maddee Clark as they discuss their experiences of starting out in the industry and give tips on things they wish they’d known.
Liminal Vol. II is sickening in chartreuse with 200 pages of Asian Australian excellence across art, writing & conversations. And it features my first collage: six pages of archival treasures and commentary on Chinatown from the 1800s to the 1980s. Buy it here.
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.