Clementine Ford and Ellen van Neerven – Writing and Living As A Political Act
Wollongong Writers Festival – Satellite Event
Passionate activists, Clementine Ford and Ellen van Nerveen feature at this satellite Wollongong Writers Festival event on Tuesday 26 September, ahead of the main festival weekend in November. They will be speaking to Winnie Dunn about their writing, advocacy and experiences, and discussing the ways in which living their lives can be a political act.
Clementine’s latest book Fight Like a Girl expresses her feminist views with flair, insight and “righteous rage”. Her work has radically challenged the issues of men’s violence against women, rape culture and gender warfare in Australia. She demands that the world do better.
Ellen is a Yugambeh woman from South East Queensland. Through her poetry collection, Comfort Food, and her fiction collection, Heat and Light, she voices indigenous people’s call for freedom and belonging.
This event is part of a wider 2017 Wollongong Writers Festival that asks ‘Can Words Change the World?’ and will be facilitated by Winnie Dunn, a Tongan-Australian writer from Western Sydney.