West Writers Forum returning to Footscray Community Arts Centre for 2016 program this weekend

  • Jodie Sloan
  • July 27, 2016
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Victoria’s Footscray Community Arts Centre will once again be presenting the West Writers Forum, now in its third year, with New York based award winning poet, writer and activist Mahogany L Browne headlining the weekend.

West Writers Forum: Our Stories will focus on narrative and story, exploring what these terms mean to different communities, through an offering of a selection of workshops, critical conversation, and film screenings.

Highlights include Images, Representation and Beyoncé, a panel focusing on reactions to Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade and the politics of contemporary representation, featuring Mahogany L Browne, Namila Benson, Ayan Shirwa, DJ Wahe and Amie Batalibasi; an installation Visual Story Intervention with illustrator Reuben Brand, which invites readers to rewrite scenes from their favourite stories. And a fiction workshop with Khalid Warsame of The Lifted Brow.

West Writers Forum: Our Stories runs from Friday 29th July until Sunday 30th, all held at the Footscray Community Arts Centre, in Melbourne’s inner west. Tickets for the full weekend cost just $20. Further information, including event listings and ticket details, can be found at the FCAC website.

Header image – The Birth of Lemonade, Aysha Tufa


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Jodie Sloan

Living, writing, and reading in Brisbane/Meanjin. Likes spooky books, strong cocktails, and pro-wrestling.