Vuma Phiri engages with the stories around her as a form of entertainment, learning and to gain empathy. Vuma can be found on her Instagram account, @diaspora_reader, sharing reviews and recommendations for books. Vuma also created @afroheritagebookclub at the Centre for Stories to bring other avid readers alongside her to learn and share the works of Africa’s finest writers. Her writing has been published in Black Ballad UK, SBS Voices, and in the Centre for Stories anthology, Under the Paving Stones, the Beach.
Friday 16 June, 5:30pm
Four evenings of professional development sessions for aspiring and seasoned writers alike who wish to dig into the nuts and bolts of being a professional writer.
Thursday 15 June, 5:30pm
From making friends to finding workflow, each session is a deep dive into the different aspects of forging an expansive practice. It all takes place in the cosy winter evening ambiance of Coburg Library.
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 […]