What is ‘normal’ when it comes to our bodies? When we think of what that is, we can’t help but be influenced by the excess of images and ideas of what we should (and shouldn’t) be. Queer bodies, obesity, bodies of colour, disability, illness and more tend to fall outside the narrow scope of the body in Australian collective thinking.
Join us for Talking Writing: The Body, an evening of readings and discussion on writing bodies, identity and the challenges of representation in a country that is still grappling with notions of what a ‘normal’ body looks like.
Author and Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, Tracy Sorensen, will chair this panel featuring award-winning Arab Australian poet Omar Sakr, queercrip poet and historian Robin M Eames, and award-winning Filipina poet and teaching artist Eunice Andrada.
Thursday 2 April at Writing NSW, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Free for Writing NSW Members, $10 for non-members