Sun, 30 June|
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead
Sweatshop Women - Winnie Dunn in conversation with Maryam Azam
From the fabulous Sweatshop writing collective in western Sydney comes 'Sweatshop Women', an exciting and contemporary collection of prose and poetry written by women from Indigenous, migrant and refugee backgrounds. Editor Winnie Dunn is in-conversation with writer and contributor Maryam Azam.
Time & Location
30 June 2019, 4:00 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia
About The Event
From the fabulous Sweatshop writing collective in western Sydney comes 'Sweatshop Women', an exciting and contemporary collection of prose and poetry written by women from Indigenous, migrant and refugee backgrounds. This is Diversity. This is Australia now. Editor Winnie Dunn will be in-conversation with writer and contributor Maryam Azam. They will also discuss Maryam's recent poetry collection The Hijab Files, which will also be available to purchase on the day.
About the Book
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.
Featuring: Joy Adan, Christine Afoa, Sydnye Allen, Ferdous Bahar, Claire Cao, Aisha El-Cheikh, Janette Chen, Monikka Eliah, Natalia Figueroa Barroso, Phoebe Grainer, Raveena Grover, Naima Ibrahim, Meyrnah Khodr, Shirley Le, Elaine Lim, Rachel Marie, Jessicca Wendy Mensah, Gayatri Nair, Lieu-Chi Nguyen, Bethany Pal, Christine Shamista, Divya Venkataraman, Diane Wanasawek and Annie XY Zhang. Foreword by Michelle Law. Edited by Winnie Dunn.
About Winnie Dunn
Winnie Dunn is a Tongan-Australian writer and community arts worker from Mt Druitt. She is the manager of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement and the literary editor of The Big Black Thing, Bent not Broken and Sweatshop Women. Winnie's essays and short stories have been published in The Lifted Brow, Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, Overland, Griffith Review and SBS Life. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Western Sydney University in 2017.
About Maryam Azam
Maryam Azam is a Pakistani-Australian writer and teacher who lives and works in Western Sydney. She graduated with Honours in Creative Writing from Western Sydney University and holds a diploma in the Islamic Sciences. She is a recipient of the WestWords Emerging Writers’ Fellowship and has performed her work at the Sydney Writers' Festival and the Emerging Writers Festival. She is a member of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. Her debut poetry collection The Hijab Files (Giramondo, 2018) was shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award and the Mary Gilmore Award.
Event Ticket + Book
Your ticket to the event, plus a pre-ordered copy of Sweatshop Women.