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Boundless 2017 in the Media

Post festival
Asymptope Journal, Dispatch from Boundless 2017
Cultural Omnivore, Brave and Boundless
Written in Wonder, Boundless Festival recap
Whispering Gums, Monday Musings on Australian literature: the Boundless Festival

Pre festival
FBi Agenda, interview with Julie Koh
Timeout Sydney, things to do listing
The AU Review, Benjamin Law talks Boundless Festival, Australian Lit, Agony Aunts and Plebiscites
SBS Online, This new festival will celebrate Australia’s literary diversity
Books + Publishing, festival announcement
Books + Publishing, program announcement
The Daily Telegraph, Boundless Festival first to focus on indigenous, multicultural writers
Canterbury-Bankstown Express, Land of Boundless Talent
Jason Nahrung, Australian Literary Festival Calendar

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...

Hoa Pham on Merlinda Bobis

Hoa Pham on Merlinda Bobis

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

 I first heard and saw Merlinda Bobis at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival where she invoked the spirit of the white turtle. She cast magic with her story: the white...

A Message from Bankstown Arts Centre

A Message from Bankstown Arts Centre

Bankstown Arts Centre is a major cultural hub in south west Sydney supporting artists and the cultural needs of our 350,000 residents in what is now the largest LGA in NSW, with over 120 languages in our communities. We are very excited to co-present Boundless in...

Where to eat in Bankstown

Where to eat in Bankstown

Boundless may be the name of our inaugural festival celebrating diversity in writing, but it’s also a fair way to describe the dining options in Bankstown, where the festival is being held. Two cuisines dominate this busy suburb and we’ve rounded up some of the best...

Speaker Spotlight: Sarah Ayoub

Speaker Spotlight: Sarah Ayoub

Sarah Ayoub, author of The Yearbook Committee and Hate Is Such a Strong Word talks To WestWords about why she started writing. I started writing to make sense of my identity. Living in Western Sydney and growing up in a home where our Lebanese traditions and customs...

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