Writing Identity and Difference

SOLD OUT. Wiradjuri writer Jeanine Leane will lead a workshop on writing identity, difference and writing ‘otherness’.

This workshop will look at:

  • What is at stake in writing another?
  • Why do you want to write about otherness?
  • What has informed your views so far about the other?
  • How do you write intersectionality?
  • What is positionality and why is it important?
  • A writing activity will be provided.

Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic from south-west New South Wales. Her first volume of poetry, Dark Secrets After Dreaming: A.D. 1887–1961 won the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry, and her first novel, Purple Threads, won the David Unaipon Award. Jeanine has published widely in the area of Aboriginal literature, writing otherness and creative nonfiction. Jeanine was the recipient of the University of Canberra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Poetry Prize, and she has won the Oodgeroo Noonucal Prize for Poetry twice. She has been the recipient of a Red Room Poetry Fellowship and two Australian Research Council (ARC) Fellowships. Jeanine teaches Creative Writing and Aboriginal Literature at the University of Melbourne.