This video series features three writers as they talk about the art of self-expression and what it means to live and work on First Nations land. The conversations are based on Welcoming Australia’s Campfire Stories event series, funded by the Victorian Government through the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Panda Wong is a poet who uses humour to dissect the emotional fallout of life and loss. Her poetry is informed by the performance of online life, found poetry (think Gumtree ads, Lana Del Rey posts and her mum’s Facebook posts) and the absurd that can be seen in the direst of situations.
Achut Thuc is a Sudanese/South Sudanese writer and storyteller. Her work has been featured in the Fringe, the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival and at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. She writes on a range of issues such as identity, racism, mental illness, relationships and healing.
Sammaneh Poursh is a Queer, genderfluid Muslim who arrived in Australia as a refugee after the Iranian Revolution. Sammaneh’s work plays with identity, ritual, the body, diaspora, Middle Eastern and Western histories, and comedy as a way to address trauma.
This conversation is based on Welcoming Australia’s Campfire Stories event series, funded by the Victorian Government through the Department of Premier and Cabinet.