From the west of Melbourne to the west of Sydney, join Alice Pung, Sheila Pham, Maryam Azam and Peter Polites, recipients of The CAL WestWords Western Sydney Emerging Writers’ Fellowship, for a night of storytelling, conversation and provocation. This event is part of the Studio Stories Program. BYO material for the open mic.
Supported by Parramatta Artists Studios, City of Parramatta Council, WestWords and Western Sydney University
Dates & Times:
Thursday 19 May 6:30pm – 8pm
Free, no bookings required. Light refreshments provided
Parramatta Artists Studios, Level 2, 68 Macquarie Street, Parramatta
For inquiries please call 9687 6090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She has won numerous awards including the 2007 Newcomer of the Year Award in the Australia Book Industry Awards for her first book Unpolished Gem. Her Father’s Daughter won the Western Australia Premier’s Book Award for Non-Fiction. Alice’s writing has appeared in The Monthly, the Age, Meanjin, Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays. In 2015, Alice published four books around the character Marly in Penguin’s Our Australian Girl series.
Maryam Azam (Australian)
Maryam Azam is an Honours graduate in Creative Writing with a diploma in the Islamic Sciences. She is a primary school teacher and writes across the genres with a special interest in poetry. She sometimes blogs at maryamtayyaba.wordpress.com.
Sheila Pham (Australian)
Sheila Pham is a writer, producer and broadcaster. She produces programs for ABC Radio and her writing has been published in New Philosopher, Griffith Review, The Big Issue and Kill Your Darlings. She is currently a project manager at Sydney Story Factory.
Peter Polites is a writer and editor. The latest anthology he produced is Ornaments from Two Countries: GLBTIQ Stories of Difference from Western Sydney and Regional NSW. He is the associate director of SWEATSHOP: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. His first book is forthcoming with Hachette in 2017.