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Where to eat in Bankstown

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

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

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...

Boundless 2021 in the Media

 

Pre festival

Artshub, Toiling with hearts and hands

Boundless 2017 in the Media

Post festival

Asymptope Journal, Dispatch from Boundless 2017

Cultural Omnivore, Brave and Boundless

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

Jason Nahrung, Australian Literary Festival Calendar

Gallery

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