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Inaugural Boundless festival launches program

The full program has been launched for the inaugural Boundless festival for Indigenous and culturally diverse writers.

Ellen van Neerven, Julie Koh, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Benjamin Law, Sarah Ayoub and Markus Zusak are among the 44 artists, writers and publishers who will participate in the festival’s performances, readings, panel discussions and workshops for adults and children.

Held at the Bankstown Arts Centre in Sydney on Saturday, 28 October 2017, the program includes a poetry slam evening; discussion panels on writing for the stage and the relationship between writers from Indigenous backgrounds and writers from migrant backgrounds, among others; a behind-the-scenes guide to publishing with Chren Byng from HarperCollins, Robert Watkins from Hachette and Ivor Indyk from Giramondo; and a multimedia exhibition of young people’s poetry, scripts and other writings presented by Bankstown Arts Centre.

Two free children’s writing workshops will also be held during the festival: one for ages 10-12, and another for 16-18-year-olds.

Better Read Than Dead will run a pop-up bookshop on site, with book signings scheduled throughout the day.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Boundless was announced in August this year by NSW Writers’ Centre and Bankstown Arts Centre. Other festival partners include WestWords, Urban Theatre Projects, Bankstown Youth Development Service, CuriousWorks and the Bankstown Poetry Slam.

For the full program, click here.



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