Sun, 10 Nov | St Stephens Hall

Sweatshop - Phoebe Grainer with Winnie Dunn at the Newtown Festival

Contributing author Phoebe Grainer joins Winnie Dunn to discuss Sweatshop Women and the Sweatshop Collective's new release, This Little Red Thing - which will be hot off the presses for the Newtown Festival! This is the final session of our Festival line-up in our new home in the Writers Space.
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Sweatshop - Phoebe Grainer with Winnie Dunn at the Newtown Festival

Time & Location

10 Nov 2019, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
St Stephens Hall, 189 Church St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

Contributing author Phoebe Grainer joins Winnie Dunn to discuss Sweatshop Women and the Sweatshop Collective's new release, This Little Red Thing - which will be hot off the presses for the Newtown Festival! 

Copies of Sweatshop Women and This Little Red Thing will be available for purchase and signing on the day! 

RSVPs are encouraged or you can turn up on the day. This is the final session of our Newtown Festival line-up in our new home in the Writers Space located in the Newtown Church Hall, which is adjacent to the festival grounds. Access can be made via the festival grounds or Church Street. 

We will welcome donations on the door in support of the Newtown Festival's fundraising for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. 

About This Little Red Thing

This Little Red Thing is a collection of poetry, vignettes and flash fiction by writers of colour from Western Sydney. Produced by Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement, the collection features over thirty new writers who take us from continent to continent by sentence to sentence. It is edited by Winnie Dunn and Michael Mohammed Ahmad. Pheobe Grainer is a sub-editor.   

About Sweatshop Women

Sweatshop Women is an exciting and contemporary collection of prose and  poetry written by women from Indigenous, migrant and refugee backgrounds. In the first volume of this urgent new series, the diverse women of Western Sydney reclaim their stories of love, faith, home and history. Sweatshop Women is edited by Winnie Dunn. 

About Phoebe Grainer

Phoebe Grainer is a Djungan woman from Far North Queensland. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2016. Phoebe is a member of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. Her short story, Each Rock Must Not Be Taken, is published with The Lifted Brow

Phoebe is currently developing a collection of short stories, poems and essays for The Big Black Thing, SBS Life and The Red Room Poetry. Phoebe recently performed in Two Hearts, directed by Jess Arthur (KXT - Kings Cross Theatre). She is currently  performing in The Serpent's Teeth, directed by Kristine Landon-Smith (KXT - Kings Cross Theatre). 

About Winnie Dunn

Winnie Dunn is a Tongan-Australian writer and arts worker from Mt Druitt. She is the general manager of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Sydney University. Winnie’s work has been published in the Sydney Review of Books, The Lifted Brow, The Griffith Review, Meanjin, SBS Life, Southerly and Cordite. She is the editor of several anthologies including Sweatshop Women, The Big Black Thing and Bent Not Broken. Winnie is currently completing her debut novel as the recipient of a  2019 CAL Ignite Grant. 

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