Jul 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Rashida Murphy for a workshop that explores why writing and reading is never neutral.
Participants will interrogate colonial practices and discuss how we can disrupt power imbalances by consciously choosing a decolonising art practice.
Participants will be asked to read a couple of short texts prior to the workshop, which will be provided. Come prepared to engage in the discussion and write.
This workshop is open to all writers.
Rashida Murphy is a writer living on the lands of Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation in Boorloo/Perth. She is the author of The Historian’s Daughter, published in 2016 by UWA Publishing, and The Bonesetter’s Fee and Other Stories, published by Spineless Wonders in 2021. Her stories, essays and poems have appeared in the Westerly, Cordite Review, Landscapes and Journal as well as in several anthologies, including Of Indian Origin and Feminine Rising. She is currently working on a new novel.
Please note this event is being hosted at Story Lounge, our pop-up literary hub in Hay Street Mall in Perth’s CBD.
Tickets are $30.00.
Companion card holders are welcome, please contact us on (08) 9328 1443 or at [email protected] to organise this.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can contact us to arrange entry at no charge on (08) 9328 1443 or at [email protected].
Please note that the Story Lounge does not have a bathroom but visitors can use the public toilets across Hay Street Mall at the Enex Building.
Story Lounge would not be possible without the Humich Group who donated the Hay Street Mall shopfront to activate the CBD for local writers and artists, as well as financial support from the City of Perth and Australia Council for the Arts.
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