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
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
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
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
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...
Artist Spotlight: Wai Chim
Wai Chim, author of 2017 CBCA Notable book, Freedom Swimmer and the Chook Chook Series for children, talks to WestWords’ producer Michelle Rickerby and shares her thoughts on being a writer, working with western Sydney kids and The Boundless Festival. On being a...
Partner Profile: Bankstown Youth Development Service
Bankstown Youth Development Service (BYDS) is an organisation that has helped shape the culture of Bankstown. For over 25 years, BYDS has supported the scores of communities that call Bankstown and its surrounds home, executing over 500 projects across a range of art...
Transforming the Stage
Sheila Pham talks to playwrights and actors Andrea James, Disapol Savetsila, Aanisa Vylet and Jenevieve Chang. Many Australians can recall singing ‘God Save the Queen’, hand on heart, while facing a stage. As a colonial outpost, Anglo-Australian society often looked...
Partner Profile: CuriousWorks
CuriousWorks is an organisation working to support creators of diverse backgrounds and will present their work at Boundless. When you walk down the streets of Cabramatta, Liverpool or Parramatta, are you struck by their vibrant cultural diversity? Is that the...
Partner Profile: Sweatshop
Michael Mohammed Ahmad is director of Sweatshop, one of the key Boundless partners. I grew up in Western Sydney at a time when the communities in my region, particularly the communities of non-English speaking backgrounds such as Arab, African, Pasifika 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