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‘SRB’, NSW State Library to present Australian women’s writing symposium

A one-day symposium on Australian women’s writing will be held at the State Library of NSW (SLNSW) on 3 November.

The symposium is presented by the SLNSW, Western Sydney University’s Writing and Society Research Centre and the Sydney Review of Books.

Scholars and writers from across Australia will explore the contributions and legacy of 19th-century Australian women’s writing, considering a variety of writers across the century and covering a broad range of genres, including poetry, science-fiction, short stories and crime fiction.

Stella Prize schools program ambassador Emily Maguire will host a special session on women’s children’s literature and education, both past and present.

The event will conclude with a roundtable featuring writers Fiona Wright, Jessica White and Maggie Mackellar discussing their ‘recent re-counters’ with Barbara Baynton, Rosa Praed and Ada Cambridge for a forthcoming series of retrospective reviews in the Sydney Review of Books.

For more information and to see a draft program, click here.


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