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Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured, Festivals & orgs Q&As Melbourne Writers Festival’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Writers Forum: Part 2 By Lian Low
This is the second part of a three-part report on the Melbourne Writers Festival’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Writers Forum and features responses from Linda Jaivin’s provocation on politics and censorship. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Festivals & orgs Q&As Melbourne Writers Festival’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Writers Forum: Part 1 By Lian Low
In a closed industry event, Writers Victoria and the Melbourne Writers Festival have invited poets, writers, translators and literary sector workers from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region to gather at the Wheeler Centre for the Melbourne Writers Festival’s inaugural Asia- Pacific Writers Forum to discuss issues within the region. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured Rani Pramesti talks Chinese Whispers By Jarni Blakkarly
Deeply personal and provocative Chinese Whispers brings an exploration of race, violence and identity to the Melbourne Fringe Festival in the form of an interactive multi-sensory maze experience. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog Kwality Chai Brings a Cross-Cultural Hipster World to the Fringe By Kevin Luc
Set in an alternative reality where India has taken over Australia, installation art work Kwality Chai brings an immersing and engaging experience of a cross-cultural hipster world to the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Read More »
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 »