Speaking to the suburbs - Writing from the west
I will pull nykoo child out of this buna and show the sun, nykoo child is here like
I was born, like the women before me, she is here.
~ from 'Buna Gives You Life' by Phoebe Grainer
Created by Red Room Poetry, Speaking the suburbs – Writing from the west is a project which seeks to share the unique perspectives of growing up and living in Sydney’s western suburbs. This project will provide mentoring, publishing and professional development opportunities for Western Sydney artists.
PoemsThe Best Little Brothel on Parramatta Rd , Blacktown: Boyd Street I , Blacktown: Boyd Street II , Boragee , When the sun sets , Inbetweeners , The boys bloom , Shish Barak
4 October 2018, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Diverse Women's Writers Collective - Poetry workshop
I.C.E. Parramatta, 8 Victoria Rd Parramatta
In partnership with SWEATSHOP, RR facilitated a poetry workshop with their Diverse Women's Writers Collective. Celebrated poet Maryam Azam (The Hijab Files, Giramondo) worked with participants to create poetry celebrating unique perspectives from Sydney's western suburbs.