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#EmbraceEquity: Women poets on International Women’s Day

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.

Miro Bilbrough’s memoir of the counterculture, In the Time of the Manaroans (Ultimo Press, Te Herenga Waka 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’. She has appeared at Auckland, Brisbane, and Addi Road Writers Festivals, and Pukapuka Talks, Nelson. As a filmmaker her work includes award- winning feature films ‘Floodhouse’, ‘Being Venice’, and the short films, ‘Bartleby’ and ‘Urn’. Her poetry has appeared in Australasian journals, anthologies and apps, and in the poetry chapbook ‘Small-time Spectre’ (Kilmog Press); and her poem 'Spider Silk' won second equal in the Val Vallis Award 2016. https://www.mirobilbrough.com/
Daiane Moret is a Brazilian woman, bilingual poet, performer and interdisciplinary artist. She writes and performs with the jazz band Ally, as well as a solo poet and in collaboration with musicians. She is also a performance artist with the Tabula Rasa collective. Her poetry has been published in Australia, Brazil and Portugal. Dai, together with her team, won Bankstown Grand Slam in 2018. She has featured in the main poetry events across Sydney and festivals such as Vivid, Sydney Writers Festival, Women’s International Jazz Festival.
Michele Seminara is a writer, poet and editor. She has published two chapbooks and two full-length poetry collections, her most recent being Suburban Fantasy (UWA Publishing, 2021). Michele has appeared as a panellist, performer and facilitator at numerous literary events and festivals Australia-wide, including Canberra Writers Festival, Newcastle Writers Festival and Queensland Poetry Festival.

Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2023        

Damien Minton Presents Roslyn Sharp
Exhibition: The Messenger Wed 8 – Sat 11 March 2023
Location:  Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street, Darlington NSW2008

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