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Future Truths: Seatbelt - by Ava Amedi

6/25/2019
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Pop methods and AI interactions meet in ‘seatbelt’ to tell a kind of story. Considerations of real, digital and future selves live in the choices that made the piece sound the way it does. Written and spoken by Ava Amedi Produced by Riley From X Amount Records

Duration:00:02:34

Future Truths: The Varatharajans by Prithvi Varatharajan

6/25/2019
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This audio work meditates, by responding to a photograph, on how a relationship – my relationship with my brother – is maintained through almost entirely digital means. It explores how digital apps can replace physical interaction within a sibling relationship, and whether they do this satisfactorily. The audio adapts a print version of the work featured in my book of poems and poetic prose, Entries, forthcoming from Cordite Books in 2019.

Duration:00:02:57

Future Truths: The Shard Thief - by Georiga Kartas

6/25/2019
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Future Truths: The Shard Thief - by Georiga Kartas by Emerging Writers' Festival

Duration:00:04:43

James Gales - Flâneur

6/19/2019
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Catch electronic musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist James Gales performing at EWF19 in Ways of Listening this Thursday 20 June, 7pm at State Library Victoria. Presented in partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre, Ways of Listening is an experience not to be missed. Take in an evening of speech and sound that moves from synth-pop to classical, and incorporates poetry, projection, live music, discussion and prose as six artists trace the roots of their musical influences. Featuring...

Duration:00:05:04

EWF19: Making it happen!

6/18/2019
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Curious about what goes into making EWF happen every year? Hear from three quarters of the EWF19 Programming Team, Aisha Trambas, Izzy Roberts-Orr and Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh as they discuss their interests, motivations, inspirations and pathways to curation. === Featuring: Aisha Trambas, Izzy Roberts-Orr and Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh Produced by: Lindsey Green === View the full EWF19 Program here: https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/events/festival/2019/

Duration:00:31:25

EWF19: The Future

6/18/2019
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Welcome to the future. This year, the Emerging Writers’ Festival invites you to speculate with us - to consider the possibilities of the future and the consequences of today. We spoke to one of our favourite future visionaries Timmah Ball about the future of our cities and environments, and the place storytelling plays in the construction and actualisation of these realities. We were also interested in what visions of the future the EWF family has, and so we asked, “Can you tell me about the...

Duration:00:18:25

EWF19: Writing Rituals

6/18/2019
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What makes a routine or a ritual, as opposed to something you simply ‘do often’? Is there some kind of emotional weight? Or perhaps it is simply a dedicated commitment to a practice. In this episode, we explore rituals as they appear in everyday life: as routines, as commitments and as artistic practices. We spoke with Kōtare and Matka, the masterminds behind Precog, a clubbing experience dedicated to community space and sensory, bodily experience. They discussed the purposes of clubbing as...

Duration:00:22:25

EWF19: Influence

6/18/2019
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From the concept of a social media influencer to the ways in which art and artists impact one another, influence is a word that seems to have taken on many new meanings, particularly in the digital landscape. In this episode, we look at the notion of influence - where it can be found and how it can be used. We spoke to creative influencer, book reviewer, photographer and all-round lover of words, Tamsien West about social media as community, fandom and YA. We also heard from Darlene Silva...

Duration:00:22:50

EWF19: Writers' Other Jobs

6/18/2019
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When we say ‘financial stability’ you probably say ‘what the hell are you talking about, I’m a writer!’ The grind of making sure you can pay your rent as well as make work is real, and we’re all guilty of biting off more than we can chew sometimes. There are as many different ways to be a writer as there are writers in the world. In this episode we looked at how to balance work with more work, learning your limits and the gear shifts required when you have multiple different forms of labour...

Duration:00:22:41

EWF19: The Critic

6/18/2019
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Controversy has often courted the role of the critic - sometimes personified as a miserly cynic out to destroy, rather than elucidate, enrich or enlighten. But criticism is a vital part of our creative arts ecology - both an art form in its own right, as well as space within which many practicing artists engage in meaningful discourse with their peers. In this episode, we explore the role of the critic - both as a mode of discourse, to be engaged in with care, and as an internal force to be...

Duration:00:24:00

2222 Trailer

6/18/2019
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What will the library look like in 2222? Have humans shot for the stars, leaving the last of our histories within a supercomputer at the heart of the La Trobe Reading Room? Will the walls of the Redmond Barry Reading Room be lined with the spines of holographic titles? The far future of State Library Victoria has been imagined by six of our favourite emerging writers and contains everything from robot librarians to a biological bank storing extinct species’ DNA. We invite you to pop on some...

Duration:00:01:59

A Very Special Guest

5/21/2019
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Keen to learn more about the 2019 Emerging Writers' Festival program? Artistic Director Izzy Roberts-Orr and Digital Producer Ruby Pivet set out to interview the person who knows it best...

Duration:00:03:57

Emerging Writers’ Festival 2019 Program Launch: The Awkward Stage

5/17/2019
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The Emerging Writers’ Festival launches our 2019 festival program with a night of readings. What, exactly, is an ‘emerging’ writer? At what point do you come out of the chrysalis? At this special event, hear from Kat Clarke, Vidya Rajan, Sumudu Samarawickrama and Ahmed Yussuf, as they each tell us about the first time they considered themselves a writer. Hosted by the Artistic Director of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Izzy Roberts-Orr, and Program Coordinator Aïsha Trambas. Presented in...

Duration:01:13:27

Small Is All: Practicing the Future

11/2/2018
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Have you ever inspected the unfurling coils of a fern, or marvelled at the ascending spirals of a nautilus shell? Fractals are self-repeating structures whose beautiful consistency means that the smallest element is representative of the entire structure. Multidisciplinary artist Hawiine wonders alongside founder of literary platform Negro Speaks of Books Inez Trambas and writer Rafeif Ismail whether, like fractals, it is our most minute and repeated practices that reveal our largest...

Duration:00:58:12

Queering Narratives

11/1/2018
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Our guest producer for this episode, Marta Skrabacz, wonders how queer storytellers are collapsing boundaries and binaries through form, content and community. With so many queer writers finding themselves and their work a home in online spaces, the distinction between digital vs. IRL communities is blurring. Meanwhile, as we expand our avenues for self-expression, we also evolve new forms and ways of working with one another. Hear an experimental, queer, creative audio compilation featuring...

Duration:00:58:20

Chronic Illness, Disability and Digital Life

11/1/2018
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When, in an ableist society, one’s access and participation in IRL spaces may be limited and fraught, what possibilities can the virtual sphere provide? Join queercrip activist and artist Robin Eames, and writers Katerina Bryant, CB Mako and Gemma Mahadeo as they discuss their relationships with disability, chronic illness and creative practices in the virtual realm. A conversation about the politics of visibility/invisibility, the body, freedom and autonomy online. Produced by Thanh Hằng...

Duration:01:04:14

Jalada X DWF: Diasporic Publication In The Digital Age

10/31/2018
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For many members of diaspora, our current digital era is one of unprecedented capacity to connect with community across the globe, and to build on a strong history of diasporic collaboration and conversation. In this episode, we are joined by writers and editors Ahmed Yussuf and Saaro Umar, and outgoing Managing Editor of pan-African writers’ collective Jalada, Moses Kilolo, to discuss all things diasporic publication. Building on our joint anthology Jalada x DWF: Diaspora, we talk further...

Duration:00:39:16

Writing Through Isolation

10/31/2018
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Legend will tell you that The Writer™ is a solitary and hermit-like creature, famously detached and notoriously antisocial. Beyond tropes of the reclusive artist, what do we make of the very real experiences of withdrawal and isolation that can punctuate a writer’s lifestyle? We hear from wordsmiths Erin Stewart, Heather Joan Day and Sharon Willdin about coping with disconnection and sustaining a vibrant writing life amidst solitude. Produced by Beth Gibson === Check out the full DWF18...

Duration:00:44:56

True Crime

10/30/2018
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While the true crime podcast genre is booming, we are brooding. In a world saturated with violence, what is it about the true crime genre that has gripped so many of us, pulled is in, and kept us listening in droves? What does it say about the lived realities of gendered violence when we consider that true crime’s primary audience (85%) is women? Are we compelled to heal the traumas in our communities, or are we focused only on consumption of others’ wounds? Aimee Knight peels back the...

Duration:00:44:18

Hyperspace Hustle

10/30/2018
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We understand that the workforce is becoming increasingly digitised. But what does this mean for writers and storytellers working online, and how do we ensure our rights as part of a digital workforce? In this episode, hear from Ben Eltham in conversation with Osman Faruqi and Marisa Wikramanayake as they discuss the realities of working for digital publication, the state of digital unionising in Australia, how we can draw on digital writers’ organising examples from the US, and how we...

Duration:00:48:31