Digital innovator and publisher Stuart Buchanan joins our program to shed light on the future of publishing and storytelling. As an evangelist for the web since the early 90s, Stuart has been driving digital innovations in the creative sector for over 20 years. As an arts marketing professional in the UK, Stuart created ground-breaking digital projects for organisations such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s Royal Court Theatre. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival
Marcus Westbury is the founder of creative projects ‘Renew Newcastle’ and ‘Renew Australia’. His background is as a writer broadcaster, media maker and festival director who has been responsible for some of Australia’s more innovative, unconventional and successful cultural projects and events. He has written a regular column for The Age newspaper, co-written an arts guidebook for the Australia Council, and a love-hate tourist guide to Newcastle. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival
Other people probably consider Elliott Bledsoe a freelance digital and social strategist and analyst. But he prefers to describe himself as someone who knows a lot about copyright in the digital environment, about the arts and about the internet, digital technologies and the social web and how people interact with all of these things. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival
Iman Humaydan is a Lebanese writer, translator and editor. She is the author of three novels, with a fourth to be published this year. Wild Mulberries was shortlisted for the Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for its translation to English by Michelle Hartman. Women, their rights and war memories are major topics in Humaydan’s work. She leads a variety of workshops dedicated to teaching creative writing in English and in Arabic. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival
Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer and social commentator with a specific focus on gender politics and social justice. She is a fierce advocate for women's reproductive health choices and a committed campaigner against sexual violence, rape culture and misogyny. Clementine appears regularly as a social commentator on television and radio, and is highly sought after to speak at community events. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival
Haideh Moghissi is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at York University in Toronto. She was a founder of the Iranian National Union of Women and member of its first executive and editorial boards, before leaving Iran in 1984. Her publications in English include seven monographs and edited volumes and articles in books and journals. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival
Join us for cocktails on Thursday February and hear from our guest speaker Dr Anne Summers - journalist, author, publisher and vocal feminist. All funds raised from this event will go to supporting Dress for Success Sydney.
Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator, having created beautiful illustrations for more than thirty-five books. Frané’s first book, ‘My Little Island’? a compilation of her paintings from Montserrat? was named a Children's Book of the Year by the Library of Congress. Frané is the Illustrator Liaison for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for Australia West. #writer #penulis #UWRF13 #festival
Cate Kennedy has been published both in Australia, where she makes her home, and internationally. Her books include the novel ‘The World Beneath’ and the short story collections ‘Dark Roots’ and ‘Like a House on Fire’, as well as a travel memoir about her time living and working in Mexico entitled ‘Sing, and Don’t Cry; a Mexican Journal’. She is also a prize-winning poet, with her most recent collection, ‘The Taste of River Water’, winning the Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry in 2011.