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Posted in Blog, Fashion Emerging Designer Brings an Indian Flavour to MSFW By Danni Roberts
Designer Divya Rao combines her Indian cultural roots with western fashion at the MSFW Emerging Designers Market. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Culture, Featured Here Comes Omar Musa By Jarni Blakkarly
Hot off the back of his debut novel Here Come The Dogs, slam-poet and rapper Omar Musa talks to Peril Magazine about his work and the framing of culturally diverse writers in Australia. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Express Media, ‘Dialect’ and who can speak? (Part two. Reflection) By Jessica Yu
I remembered the embarrassment this kind of racially specific program made me feel as a teenager but in the rush of applications I forgot to ask myself where this embarrassment might have stemmed from. Today I tried to think. Read More »
Posted in Blog, Featured, Headline We want you – submissions are open! By Eleanor Jackson
We are excited to announce that Peril Edition 19 is open for submissions until 5 October on the theme of Elderspeak. For those unfamiliar with the term, elderspeak is defined as a specialised way of talking that is used by younger people to address older adults, with modifications for shorter sentences, simpler vocabulary, fragments and repetition – a kind of reverse baby talk based on stereotypes about ageing and cognitive abilities. Is this how you speak to Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog Express Media, ‘Dialect’ and who can speak? (Part one) By Jessica Yu
Earlier this year I saw a call-out on the Express Media website for writers with migrant or refugee backgrounds. The racial-specificity of this call-out is something that would have turned me off the program as a teenager. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured, Headline Queensland Poetry Festival By Eleanor Jackson
The Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) launches tomorrow, Friday 29 August, in Brisbane. One of Australia’s premier poetry and literary festivals, the three-day event showcases some of Australia’s finest poets and writers under the banner of spoken in one strange word. In addition to the three-day event, the QPF administers and manages a year-long program of poetry workshops, programs, events, and competitions. Peril readers may remember QPF Director, Sarah Gory, who kindly answered our festival series Q&A Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Hoa Pham: The Other Shore By Lian Low
Peril’s founding editor, Hoa Pham was recently one of four winners of Seizure’s Viva La Novella 2 competition.  Her novella The Other Shore was launched at Readings in early July by writer, historian, teacher and translator Maria Tumarkin.  Last year Maria was Hoa’s mentor in Writers Victoria’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) mentorship program. Below are the speeches from the launch including a short excerpt of The Other Shore. From Maria Tumarkin: [This is a rough and raw text Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog The Unstoppable Kim Ho By Verity Johnson
At only 18, Kim Ho is an actor and a writer who has already won praise from world famous celebrities. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Culture, Featured Immigration Museum Explores Identity and Belonging By Ellen Wu
The Immigration Museum’s permanent exhibition Identity: yours, mine, ours signals a shift away from their usual focus on migration to exploring issues of identity for those in Australia. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured A Peril eye on Lisa “diversity” Dempster’s Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 program By Lian Low
The Melbourne Writers Festival opens this Thursday August 21st, with an opening night address by Australian literary icon Helen Garner. A very timely and poignant festival highlight considering Australia’s recent debates on the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act. Read More »