Winnie Dunn on her nana and bell hooks

Winnie Dunn on her nana and bell hooks

Writers from the Boundless festival choose the author who has most inspired their writing and reading

 Nana, crowned with afro, op shop jumpers and sandalled with thick woolly socks the size of sheep, told me it was important to only speak of love when talking with...
Disapol Savetsila on S.P. Somtow

Disapol Savetsila on S.P. Somtow

Writers from the Boundless festival choose the author who has most inspired their writing and reading

 When asked to consider a culturally diverse writer who profoundly influenced my writing and reading, my first instincts were to write about Murakami or Marquez....
Liza-Mare Syron on Aileen Moreton-Robertson

Liza-Mare Syron on Aileen Moreton-Robertson

One influential writer who has had an impact on my thinking about writing is Aileen Moreton-Robertson. Her book, Talkin’ up to the White Woman, was instrumental in elevating my thinking about my role as a writer as inextricable from an embodied sense of being an...
Omar Sakr on the Prophet Muhammad

Omar Sakr on the Prophet Muhammad

Writers from the Boundless festival choose the author who has most inspired their writing and reading

 The writer who has had the most profound impact on my mind is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). I haven’t read the Holy Quran in full and, anyway, the text is said to be...
Partner profile: Bankstown Poetry Slam

Partner profile: Bankstown Poetry Slam

The first-ever Boundless festival will finish up with the clicking of fingers and stomping of feet as The Bankstown Poetry Slam (BPS) hosts their October slam. The not-for-profit community collective was founded in 2013 by Western Sydney Uni students Ahmad Al Rady and...
Benjamin Law on Reni Eddo-Lodge

Benjamin Law on Reni Eddo-Lodge

Funnily enough, one of the most profound reading experiences I’ve had was just the other month. In an expansion of her 2014 blog post that went viral, British writer Reni Eddo-Lodge has written an elegant treatise with one of the best titles — Why I’m No Longer...