Liminal's Top Picks for DWF’18
Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 3 November
The Emerging Writers’ Festival presents the 2018 Digital Writers’ Festival (DWF) online at digitalwritersfestival.com! Bringing together more than 140 artists from Australia and the world, DWF is dedicated to making conversations around writing craft more accessible and celebrating the unique ways that technology and storytelling influence each other.
We’ve chosen some incredible events for you—
FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER, 12:30PM AEDT
How might a transnational collective of artists use multimedia storytelling to honour marginalised and politically sensitive stories? We’re glad you asked. Hear from people behind Chinese Whispers, InterSastra and House of the Unsilenced as they share offerings on digital collaboration across distance, bridging digital and IRL communities, navigating tenderness and trauma and working amongst digital revolution in Indonesia.
LAUNCHES TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER
DWF are honoured to partner with pan-African writers’ collective, Jalada, to create this special edition of their online publication featuring five writers based across Africa, and five African writers based in Australia. Jalada x DWF is a meditation on confounding experiences of loss, scattering and (mis)recognition, and a testament to the possibilities for collaboration and communication that we are afforded as members of diaspora in the digital age.
Presented in partnership with Jalada.
RELEASED TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER
At a time when power is still consolidated within state run and corporate sponsored media, we are witnessing many communities using the internet as a means of resistance, organising and education.
This episode sharpens our gaze towards contemporary feminist activism in China, and the digital tactics used by the Chinese #MeToo movement in the face of restriction and censorship online.
Carol Que is a media educator and researcher interested in contesting carceral realities and digital futures. She is joined by writer Qian Jinghua and Feminist Voices’ founding editor 吕频 Lü Pin to discuss access to information, creating our own platforms, and fortifying our communities online.
Produced by Thanh Hằng Phạm.
SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER, 12:30PM AEDT
We don’t read or write poetry in isolation; rather, a poem can be a part of a long conversation between poets. In this one-hour digital seminar, poet Eileen Chong will take you through a number of poems that are responses to other poems, and discuss what those responses might be.
LAUNCHES TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER
We’ve paired up our UWRF Exchange artists with local Indonesian writers for a public pen-pal exchange communicating across time and space. Using a live Google Doc over the five days of the festival, the artists will send each other pieces of work, thoughts, images and more in a conversation around craft, inspiration, and how the places we work in influence us as storytellers.
Presented in partnership with Ubud Writers & Readers Festival