International Women’s Day #EmbraceEquity is a celebration of women’s achievements, to raise awareness of something we need to think about, know and embrace. Equity means creating a fair and equal world. Poets play their part to actively support and embrace equity within their own sphere of influence.
Three women poets from a diversity and variety of voice, thought, place and poetic preoccupation will feature including: Sydney based New Zealand poet, Miro Bilbrough’s memoir of the counterculture, In the Time of the Manaroans (Ultimo Press, Victoria University Press), was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and has been hailed as ‘the best book of non-fiction published in New Zealand in 2020’; Daiane Moret, is a Brazilian born poet, performer and interdisciplinary artist and Michele Seminara, who is a writer, poet and editor.
Opening address provided by Sandy Edwards, a key figure in Australian photography, known widely for a deeply personal approach to documentary image making that focuses on the portrayal of women and Aboriginal communities. Her sensitive and evocative photographs are taken with an intuitive response to feelings, people and place. By considering the intersection of human lives she broadens the genre of portraiture to explore inter-relational themes such as trust, love and community.
Join the celebration by contributing to the event through your audience participation. There is limited audience capacity and registrations are recommended.