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Creative Conversations is brought to you by the China Australia Writing Centre, a partnership between Fudan University, Shanghai, and Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. CAWC is a research and creative partnership that focuses on Australian writing in China, and Chinese writing in Australia. Creative Conversations features writers, academics and artists discussing writing across cultures. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, and the development of cross-cultural understanding through dialogue.

Creative Conversations is brought to you by the China Australia Writing Centre, a partnership between Fudan University, Shanghai, and Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. CAWC is a research and creative partnership that focuses on Australian writing in China, and Chinese writing in Australia. Creative Conversations features writers, academics and artists discussing writing across cultures. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, and the development of cross-cultural understanding through dialogue.

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Australia

Description:

Creative Conversations is brought to you by the China Australia Writing Centre, a partnership between Fudan University, Shanghai, and Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. CAWC is a research and creative partnership that focuses on Australian writing in China, and Chinese writing in Australia. Creative Conversations features writers, academics and artists discussing writing across cultures. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, and the development of cross-cultural understanding through dialogue.

Twitter:

@CAWC_Curtin

Language:

English


Episodes

04 Looking Forward/Looking Back: Age

12/7/2018
The final instalment in the Looking Forward/Looking Back series, episode 4 features our very own Liz Byrski, who joins Beth Yahp and Brooke Davis to discuss Age. The panel is chaired by Geraldine Blake. With a rapidly ageing global population, questions of how we age are paramount across cultures. Three women writers of varying ages explore how older characters are represented. Are they represented enough, and is there gender and diversity equity in these representations? And what of older...

Duration:01:05:51

03 Looking Forward/Looking Back: Childhood and Youth

10/16/2018
In episode 3, “Youth and Childhood”, Meri Fatin chairs a panel consisting of three authors who write for and about children: Cleverman creator Ryan Griffen, Western Australian YA author Dianne Touchell, and Chinese scifi writer Xia Jia. The panel discuss writing from the perspective of the child; treating child protagonists with the seriousness they deserve, and young audiences with the respect that is their right; what this means from an indigenous perspective; and how trauma can act as the...

Duration:01:02:46

02 Looking Forward/Looking Back: The Past

10/4/2018
In our second episode, presented by Geraldine Blake, Huiyi Bao, Wayne Price and Paul Hetherington discuss “The Past”. The panel discuss childhood and the body as a site of memory; our debts to many pasts, including the medieval, ancient Chinese, and the renaissance; and the past as a rich seam to be mined for inspiration. The four episodes in this series were recorded in October, 2017, at Creative Conversations: Looking Forward/Looking Back. This public event was held at the Esplanade Hotel...

Duration:01:08:06

01 Looking Forward/Looking Back: The Future

8/24/2018
In this first episode, presented by Meri Fatin, Xia Jia, Elizabeth Tan and Matthew Chrulew discuss “The Future”, focussing on science fiction; the subgenre of porridge scifi; the concept of extinction; the human, nonhuman, and posthuman; and the idea of the future having already arrived. The four episodes in this series were recorded in October, 2017, at Creative Conversations: Looking Forward/Looking Back. This public event was held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia....

Duration:01:01:43