2021 Seminars

After the seminar has passed you can click on the seminar title to read an abstract, listen to audio and view images of the seminar presentations.

Room To Listen Online Program 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Writing and Society Research Centre online seminar series, Room To Listen continues in 2021!

All seminars will be held for an hour on Friday mornings at 11am by Zoom, following the pattern of our previous seminar series. All listeners are welcome to join.

Please RSVP to Suzanne Gapps, S.Gapps@westernsydney.edu.au to be sent the zoom meeting details.

After the seminar has passed you can click on the seminar title below to access the Zoom video recording.



12 March Dr Lorraine Sim (WSRC) 'Happy Modernisms'
26 MarchDr Miro BilbroughIn the Time of the Manaroans: Miro Bilbrough in conversation with Kate Fagan
9 April Dr Asrid Lorange (UNSW) & Dr Andrew Brooks  (UNSW)'Against Work, Towards Study'
23 April

Emily Rytmeister, Ramona Kennedy and Enrico Scotece (WSU  HDRs)

chaired by Hart Cohen & Rachel Morley

'Auto/ethnography as Method'
7 May

Greg Hughes, Dan Johnston, Leo Robba, Katrina Sandbach (WSU, Design)

chaired by Alison Gill & James Gourley

'Writing Design: Intersections in Practice-Led Research, Creativity, Sustainability and Planetary Health' 
21 May

SRB & non/fictionLab at RMIT University: Eugen Bacon, Tamryn Bennett, David Carlin & Julienne van Loon

chaired by Catriona Menzies-Pike, Editor, SRB

'On Literary Value'
13 AugustFelicity Castagna, Sheila Ngoc Pham, Marian Abboud, Emma SaundersBeyond Artistic Borders: Cross-artform collaboration and its potential to foster new audiences and innovative practices for writers and storytellers
27 AugustGretchen Shirm, Jenn Webb, Michael Richardson

'Intimate  Attachments' - Testimony, Literature & Writing

17 SeptemberJazz Money, Roanna Gonsalves & Yves Rees
facilitated by prof. Fiona Probyn-Rapsey
Writing Gender: 
The Writing and Society Research Centre are delighted to be partnering with the Sydney Review of Books and the Gender UNLIMITED* team at Western in co-hosting an online public seminar and HDR workshop to explore the role of critical and creative writing in generating new knowledge and understanding around gender. This dual event will bring together Humanities and Arts practitioners into national conversations over advancing gender equity in the Higher Education sector.
1 OctoberJazz Money, Ellen van Neerven & Alison WhittakerRadical Joy: Hope and Resistance in Contemporary Indigenous Poetry
15 OctoberMadeleine Gray, Ali Jane Smith and Cher Tan
chaired by SRB Editor Catriona Menzies-Pike
What is an Emerging Critic?
Celebrating 5 years of the SRB-CA Emerging Critics Fellowships
5 NovemberTegan Daylight Bennett and Adele Dumont'The Art of Reading'
19 NovemberFeaturing authors: Laneikka Denne, James W. Goh, Harvey Liu, Brianna McCarthy, Benjamin Muir, Anith Mukherjee, Lucia Tường Vy Nguyễn, Natasha Pontoh-Supit, Grace Roodenrys, Katrina Trinh, Geneva Valek and David Vrtaric'Patient Zero': launch of The Writing Zone 2021 Digital Chapbook
3 Decemberwith producers Sienna Brown & Ben Etherington, hosted by Brent Clough'Caribbean Convicts in Australia': documentary podcast launch
10 December, 11amChris O'Doherty (AKA Reg Mombassa)
Leo Robba
'Painting Outside the Lines': Chris O'Doherty in conversation with Leo Robba
10 December, 1pmWSU Undergraduate Writers' Group Project: Shobna Arumugam, Ashley Duke, Jerome Gardiner, Anastasia King, Geneva Valek

Hosted by Helen Koukoutsis
Launch of Hatch: An Anthology of Undergraduate Creative Writing
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