Voices from the Intersection

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Artwork by Ambelin Kwaymullina

Artwork by Ambelin Kwaymullina
07 September 2018 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Rebecca Lim
Join emerging writers Jessica Walton, Rafeif Ismail and Jordi Kerr for an evening of storytelling in celebration of the new anthology, 'Meet Me at the Intersection,' hosted by Rebecca Lim.

'Meet Me at the Intersection' is an Own Voices collection of memoir, poetry and short fiction by writers who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability, exploring Australian life from each author’s unique, and seldom heard, perspective. The anthology is edited by Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina.

Each writer will read from their work, followed by a conversation with Rebecca Lim, and audience Q&A.

Our friends at The Moat will provide bar service on the night.

To read more about 'Meet Me at the Intersection', check out this article by Rebecca Lim in the Victorian Writer.

About Jessica Walton

Jessica Walton was a 2017 Write-ability Fellow, picturebook author, teacher, parent, daughter of a trans parent, and proud queer disabled woman. She wrote 'Introducing Teddy: a story about being yourself' to help explain gender identity in a simple, positive way to her kids. 'Introducing Teddy' began as a Kickstarter project, and has now been published in the US, UK and in Australia by Bloomsbury. It has also been translated into nine other languages. Jess lives in Pakenham, Victoria with her wife, kids and cat.

About Jordi Kerr

Jordi Kerr is a writer, youth literature advocate, and support worker for queer young people. Their thoughts about books have appeared in such places as Archer, Books+PublishingKill Your Darlings, and Crikey. They were a recipient of one of the Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowships in 2017, and they’ve worked as a judge for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Aurealis Awards. Their favourite book awards, however, will always be the Inky Awards, which are judged by Australian teens.

About Rafeif Ismail

Rafeif Ismail, a third culture youth of the Sudanese diaspora, is an emerging writer who aims to explore the themes of home, belonging and Australian identity in the 21st century. Her current project aims to recreate the folktales of her childhood in English. She is committed to writing diverse characters and stories.

About Rebecca Lim

Rebecca Lim is a Melbourne writer, illustrator and lawyer. Rebecca is the author of eighteen books, including The Astrologer’s Daughter (A Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers), Afterlight and Wraith. Her work has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, Aurealis Award and Davitt Award, and longlisted for the Gold Inky Award and the David Gemmell Legend Award. She is a co-founder, with Ambelin Kwaymullina, of the Voices from the Intersection initiative.

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