Denise Chapman is a counternarrative storyteller, poet, critical autoethnographer, and academic who lectures in children’s literature and inclusive children’s media at Monash University. She has served as a literacy specialist for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia, Fiji, Singapore, UAE, and the USA. Her counter-hegemonic creative work continues the traditions of her Gullah heritage and explores themes of immigration, Black-motherhood, belonging, and racial literacy. Denise was shortlisted for the Queensland Poetry’s 2022 XYZ Prize, recently exhibited her poetry and interactive digital storytelling in the Volume: Bodies-of-Knowledge project at Brisbane MetroArts, and is a 2023 Mem Fox Visiting Research Fellow.
Friday June 16, 12:30pm
In this discussion, writers will explore the diverse terrain of children’s literature and underscore the importance of creating inclusive and representative fictional worlds.
Thursday 22 June, 11am AEST
In this pre-recorded panel, three trans/queer writers discuss the complex connections between Truth, genre, and identity within their own work. Combining theory, genre-bending experimentation, and the mundane absurdity of their everyday lives, these writers consider the intersections of form and content along lines of race and gender, and talk about how these relationships effect their […]
Thursday 22 June, 7:30pm
What better way to celebrate the winter solstice than listening to powerful tales around a fire? Rug up to commune beneath the moon on the longest night of the year for a night of aural storytelling.
Tuesday 20 June, 6pm AEST
Leah Jing McIntosh and Hannah Wu will discuss the process of developing work for publication in LIMINAL’s two anthologies, Collisions and Against Disappearance.
Wednesday 21 June, 12:30pm
Storytelling traverses many different artforms and often those forms are in conversation with one another. Hear from artists working across genre, form and format about how different approaches to storytelling make up their practices. Learn about the different ways, places, and times that storytelling can occur and how diversifying your practice and strengthening your skills […]