Amani Haydar is an award-winning writer, visual artist, lawyer and advocate for women’s health and safety based in Western Sydney. Amani’s debut memoir The Mother Wound was recently awarded the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. She is also the recipient of the 2021 UTS Faculty of Law Alumni Award and the 2021 FBi Radio Sydney Music, Art and Culture Award. Amani is a multidisciplinary creative practitioner and former Archibald Prize finalist. She has had writing and illustrations featured in collections such as Racism, Arab Australian Other, Sweatshop Women Volume Two, and the upcoming anthology After Australia.
Saturday 18 June
Whenever, Wherever: Emerging in Any Context
What happens when you are only just beginning to dip your toes into the wild waters of the literary world, only to find you’ve already aged-out of opportunities or are located far away from where the action seems to be?
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Saturday 18 June 2022
10am – 5.15pm AEST
The National Writers’ Conference 2022
The National Writers’ Conference is the place for emerging writers to develop their skills, hear from leaders in the field, and forge connections within the industry.
Saturday 18 June
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here & now
here & now is a digital anthology collaboration between EWF and Perth’s Centre for Stories.
Wednesday 22 June
Breaking Through: The Next Chapter Writers’ Scheme
In this panel discussion, Next Chapter recipients past and present, share their experiences of the scheme and discuss the many ways emerging writers are making the most of opportunities to break through barriers and challenge the assumptions of Australian publishing.
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