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In conversation: Works from and Q&A with Moreland Writers in Residence

Making it in Moreland: Works from the Moreland Writers in Residence (MiiM)
4:00pm-4:45pm - Live streamed on YouTube

As part of Making it in Moreland, tune in to this live-streamed conversation and reading event featuring this year’s writers from the Moreland Writers-In-Residence program. They will each read an excerpt from their current work-in-progress before sitting in conversation with each other. They will discuss their craft, their experience of the Moreland Writers-In-Residence program and how they are using their time in the program to develop new work. With Millie Baylis, Kamarra Bell-Wykes and Koraly Dimitriadis.

Making it in Moreland: Q&A with the Moreland Writers in Residence (MiiM)
5:00pm-5.30pm - Facebook Live

Then join us for Making it in Moreland: Q&A with the Moreland Writers in Residence. Following the panel, join us again for a relaxed hour-long networking session, hosted by two of the Moreland Writers-In-Residence writers. The writers will give participants a tour of what they are currently reading before facilitating an interactive discussion featuring advice and tips for writers. Audience members will be invited to share something they’ve enjoyed reading lately, ask questions and connect with one another. With Kamarra Bell-Wykes and Koraly Dimitriadis.

Presented in partnership with the Emerging Writers Festival

Millie Baylis has called Moreland home for 5 years. Her home and surroundings have always been deeply important to her and to her writing and local places of Moreland feature heavily in her work. Her latest work, Swimming Lessons will be a memoir about living with invisible mental and physical chronic illness. The linked stories/essays will examine memory, trauma and writing about the self. Beginning in the green Dandenong Ranges during a volatile childhood and moving through various turning moments of adolescence and womanhood, the intimate collection will touch on disability, family history, grief, violence, sexuality, justice, homes, siblings and love.

Kamarra Bell-Wykes, a descendent of the Yagera and Butchulla people of South-East Queensland will work on her latest play. WHOSE GONNA LOVE ‘EM? is directly inspired by her time living in Fawkner and her imaginings on the spiritual and historical significance of the local area; specifically, the Fawkner Memorial Park and the country and suburban features from Boundary to Camp Road and Lynch Road in-between. The residency will give her dedicated time and space to the writing of the project as well as supporting the research component by utilising Moreland libraries local historical archives.

Koraly Dimitriadis has lived her entire life in Moreland. Her novel, Divided Island focuses on the migrant stories of Melbourne, particularly the children of migrants and provides these stories with space to be heard within our rich and culturally diverse community.


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Angela Pamic
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