Arts + Culture

Ellen van Neerven’s Feminist Poetry Reading List

Congratulations to Mununjali Yugambeh author Ellen van Neerven on winning Book of the Year, Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and Multicultural NSW Award at NSW Premier's Literary Awards for their second poetry collection, Throat! Here Ellen shares the key books and poets that significantly shaped the way they think about poetry and feminism. A must read.

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The video that got Froomes through lockdown

"It must have something to do with not being able to go outside. Instead of discovering new places, we’ve resorted to digging around in the bowels of YouTube, unearthing oldies and goodies; reliving a past that feels unbelievably out of reach."

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Watch: Brazen Hussies Panel Talk

Catch up on 'Brazen Hussies Panel Talk', a Zoom panel talk including Brazen Hussies director Catherine Dwyer; Dr. Emma Fulu (executive director, the Equality Institute); and Christina Hobbs (CEO, Verve Super); moderated by Mary Crooks AO (executive director, Victorian Women's Trust).

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Warrior Woman Lane: Paying tribute to a fierce community leader

Note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following article contains names and images of deceased persons. NAIDOC week 2020 (9-15 November) marks the launch of Warrior Woman Lane, a newly unveiled street name and art installation created to celebrate the life of Aboriginal activist and artist Lisa Bellear. 

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Launch of Between the Leaves podcast with hosts Ellen van Neerven and Hermina Burns

On Thursday 8 October 2020, we launched our new show, Between the Leaves. Hosted by award-winning Mununjali Yugambeh poet Ellen van Neerven; and Hermina Burns, poet and author of two poetry collections, Bite of a Bluebottle and Against Separation Creek (2020); Between the Leaves is timely collection of handpicked feminist poetry. In each episode, Ellen and Hermina illuminate poems written by women and the gender diverse, as well as their own original works, moving through themes like love, race and feminism. Episodes will be released weekly from Thursday 8 October 2020. Listen...

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