Janette Chen on Zadie Smith
Artists from Boundless reflect on the writers who have had a profound influence on their lives. I was in Year 8 when I borrowed Zadie Smith’s White Teeth from Auburn Library. I was learning how to read ‘serious literature’ by working my way through a list I found on...
Alice Pung on Kylie Kwong
Artists from Boundless reflect on the writers who have had a profound influence on their lives. When I was a fledgling author, Kylie Kwong was one of the contributors to my anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia. We were all stoked that she’d said yes to reading at...
Jack Latimore on Nigel Krauth
Artists from Boundless reflect on the writers who have had a profound influence on their lives. High school had just ended forever and it was one of those long, dry south-east Queensland summers that look like a shovel-load of hot ash has been cast across the sky. I...
Where to eat in Bankstown
On Saturday 26 October, around 12:30pm, you’ll be faced with an important decision: where to go for lunch?? The options are seemingly endless, and, according to the delightful smells wafting from restaurants and cafes as you walk towards Greenfield parade, almost...
INTRODUCING SWEATSHOP WOMEN
In May 2019, Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement released the first-ever anthology produced entirely by women of colour. At Boundless, Tongan-Australian editor Winnie Dunn will be chairing an exclusive panel of contributors from this ground-breaking anthology....
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
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
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
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
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...
Boundless 2021 in the Media
Artshub, Toiling with hearts and hands
Boundless 2017 in the Media
Asymptope Journal, Dispatch from Boundless 2017
Cultural Omnivore, Brave and Boundless
Whispering Gums, Monday Musings on Australian literature: the Boundless 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
Jason Nahrung, Australian Literary Festival Calendar