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"The nature of the Hot Desk—‘Inclusion Matters’—also gave me the opportunity to reflect upon exclusion, and the ways in which I have tempered my voice in certain spaces, and how tiresome constant reflexivity is."
"I realised that as a settler (i.e. someone who is not Indigenous to the land currently known as Australia) it is not for me to write the future of this land."
"I had all these poems about racial and cultural identity, diaspora and the struggle to belong. The sort of thing I’ve been writing about for a couple of years now. But I’d felt this urge for a while to move beyond that, or to expand on those themes in a different way."
Join us to learn how Indonesia's female writers explore history, religion, feminist and queer issues, religion and political violence, drawing inspiration from local and Western traditions.
Kosta Lucas is a writer, researcher and educator in countering violent extremism. Kosta is currently a participant in the Inclusion Matters Mentoring Program.
Baran Rostamian is a writer and student studying a degree in English Literature and Law and Society. Baran is currently involved in the Inclusion Matters Mentoring Program.
I have been asked many times what it’s like working with Rashida and I tell them two things—that Rashida keeps inviting me over for coffee and baked goods, and that I want to grow up to be her.
YA authors Alicia Tuckerman and Mark Smith explore issues of sacrifice and morality in response to Mark’s latest release, Land of Fences. 
Emerging Writers' Festival Director and co-CEO Alice Muhling in conversation with Perth poet Amy Lin.
"I work as a lawyer in a corporate environment with strict hours, I practice yoga and meditate regularly each requiring discipline and focus—whereas writing is the one area in my life that is fluid and flexible"
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