Melbourne WRITERS FESTIVAL
MEET ME AT THE INTERSECTION - 1 SEPT 2019
Writers whose voices are seldom heard – those who are First Nations, people of colour, queer or living with a disability – come together in Meet Me at the Intersection. Three contributors to the anthology share a snippet of their work. With Rebecca Lim.
This session is part of MWF’s YA Day.
Melbourne WRITERS FESTIVAL
SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY: THE INTERSECTION - 6 SEPT 2019
Too often conversations about sex fail to meaningfully address the important intersection between sexuality and disability. Erin Kyan, Creatrix Tiara and Jessica Walton discuss access to dating and romantic relationships, and ways to open up the paths moving forward. With Jordi Kerr.
EMERGING WRITERS’ FESTIVAL - 27 June 2019
IMAGINATION AS CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY
If the world we are living in is largely dictated by the imaginations and blueprints of the powerful, then we must recognise that our collective ability to imagine different worlds is a precious resource for resistance. In this conversation with Claire G. Coleman and Jordi Kerr, we wonder whether imagination, particularly through the speculative genre, may be a form of civic responsibility towards our communities and future generations.
CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA NATIONAL conference - 1 JUN 2019
VOICES FROM THE INTERSECTION: LGBTQI Writing: Authors Erin Gough, Jordi Kerr and Jessica Walton in conversation with Mark Macleod.
SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL - 4 MAY 2019
REWRITING THE BODY: From Hollywood to Instagram, the myth of the ‘perfect body’ endures. But what role can fiction play in portraying those deemed outside the norm, be they characters of colour, fat, queer, living with disability or chronic illness.
Jordi Kerr speaks with three authors who rarely saw their own bodies depicted in the novels of their youth – Dhonielle Clayton, Jax Jacki Brown and Jenna Guillaume – to discuss how they’ve created inclusive stories for young adults today and the groundbreaking #OwnVoices movement.
Queer legacies, new solidarities - 24 Nov 2018
THE TRANSGENDER PANIC: Community and youth development in a culture of division
‘Real Libraries: Reading the World’ conference - 23 Nov 2018
WINDOWS AND MIRRORS: LGBTQIA+ visibility and representation in contemporary Australian YA: Authors Alison Evans, Jordi Kerr and Jessica Walton talk with teacher librarian Nell Day about LGBTQIA+ stories in the current Australian young adult fiction landscape.
This conference is organised by the School Libraries Association of Victoria (SLAV).
Writers Victoria - 7 Sept 2018
VOICES FROM THE INTERSECTION: Join emerging writers Jessica Walton, Rafeif Ismail and Jordi Kerr for an evening of storytelling in celebration of the new anthology, 'Meet Me at the Intersection,' hosted by Rebecca Lim.
Each writer will read from their work, followed by a conversation with Rebecca Lim, and audience Q&A.