Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers

Girls Write Up - Melbourne

  • Jackie Tang · 5 years ago
Girls Write Up - Melbourne
Date:
June 17, 2016
Time:
9:00 AM
End Time:
4:30 PM
Address:
Queen Vic Women’s Centre 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
State:
VIC
Link:
http://girlswriteup.thestellaprize.com.au/melbourne/

Girls Write Up is for anyone who has felt limited by their gender and wants to understand how language can not only constrain but also be used to liberate and empower.

Girls Write Up is a gender-inclusive, daylong wordfest, open to all teens from 12–18, that teaches empowerment through writing and sharing stories. Authors, journalists, activists, artists, poets and other creative thinkers will share the ways they have used their writing to define their identities and shape the world around them.

The program of panels and practical workshops explores the relationship between language, gender and power, and the effects of unconscious bias on our sense of self. It unpacks the ways that the female voice has been devalued in literary and popular culture, and gives participants the opportunity to discover their own creative voice, equipping them with the skills and the confidence to use it.