Adelaide launch of Prostitution Narratives coming up on July 31
Belgian Beer Cafe - SA - 27-29 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide, SA
Speakers include the editors: Melinda Tankard Reist and Caroline Norma along with some of the survivors whose stories are in Prostitution Narratives.
It was an enjoyable afternoon for the large number of us who attended The Big Poetry Read at Collected Works Bookshop in Melbourne on July 9. Ten wonderful Spinifex Poets read their work and inspired the audience.
Winner of the 2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction for Locust Girl Merlinda Bobis in conversation with Susan Hawthorne at Readings Carlton on July 11.
Publisher and Co-editor of Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed Renate Klein, feminist activist Crista Gekas, and publisher and author Susan Hawthorne in discussion about this extraordinary collection of feminist writing at a Feminist Forum held at RMIT on July 12.
Forthcoming Author Events
Francesca Rendle-Short, author of Bite Your Tongue and Imago is taking part in
'Women of Letters' on July 31 at 3 PM and will join other wondrous women such as Benita Collings, Toni Jordan, Dr Kate Drummond and Neda in penning 'A Letter to My Ticking Clock'.
The Thornbury Theatre
859 High St,
Thornbury, VIC 3071
Susan Hawthorne will be taking part in the 2016 Cairns Tropical Writers Festival
Saturday August 13
11.45 - 12.30 - Panel Discussion 'Future of Australian Publishing'
2.15 - 3pm - Performance 'Cyclones'
12. 45 - 2pm - Performance 'Poet's Picnic'
Sunday August 14
1.30 - 5pm - Masterclass 'Why Poetry'
Feminist Writers Festival
Feminism and Publishing - With Susan Hawthorne (Spinifex(Press), Zoya Patel (feminartsy) and Marisa Pintado (Hardie Grant Egmont)
Melbourne Writers Festival
Many Spinifex authors will be taking part in MWF 2016
Melinda Tankard Reist (Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade) and Ruth Wykes (Invisible Women: Powerful and Disturbing Stories of Murdered Sex Workers) explore the devastating impact of prostitution on the lives of sex workers. With Meagan Tyler who is a contributor to Prostitution Narratives and Big Porn inc.
Bibliodiversity How do publishers shape the face of diversity in books? Indian feminist publisher Urvashi Butalia, Spinifex Press’s Susan Hawthorne author of Bibliodiversity and YA publisher Marisa Pintado discuss the importance of bibliodiversity, giving a behind-the-scenes look at how publishers curate stories and storytellers from different walks of life. Urvashi Butalia is a Spinifex author and a contributor to September 11.
Jordie Albiston - Poetry of the Self
Francesca Rendle-Short - Queer Literary Salon
Spinifex Press is really pleased to annunce that several of our former employees and colleagues are on the MWF program this year and include Nikki Anderson,
Danielle Binks, Jo Case and Christine Gordon.
Canberra Writers Festival
The Poetics of Politics: Spinifex poets: Lizz Murphy and Susan Hawthorne – National Library
What is to be learned from the Hindmarsh Island Bridge: Diane Bell – National Portrait Gallery
In Conversation: Merlinda Bobis
On Prostitution: Sex Trade as Violence Against Women: Melinda Tankard Reist