It has been a full on year and I've spent most of it with my teacher hat on, but I have a few things coming up that take me into the writing world again. I'm a contributor in the Rebellious Daughters anthology, will be delivering a workshop at Writers Victoria and be a panelist at Melbourne Writers Festival.
Rebellious Daughters edited by Maria Katsonis and Lee Kofman
Good daughters hold their tongues, obey their elders and let their families determine their destiny. Rebellious daughters are just the opposite.
In Rebellious Daughters, some of Australia’s most talented female writers share intimate and touching stories of rebellion and independence as they defy the expectations of parents and society to find their place in the world.
Powerful, funny and poignant, these stories explore everything from getting caught in seedy nightclubs to lifelong family conflicts and marrying too young. Beautifully written, profoundly honest and always relatable, every story is a unique retelling that celebrates the rebellious daughter within us all.
Not every woman is a mother, grandmother, aunty or sister – but all women are daughters.
Rebellious Daughters contributors: Jane Caro, Jamila Rizvi, Susan Wyndham, Rebecca Starford, Marion Halligan, Amra Pajalic, Jo Case, Leah Kaminsky, Michelle Law, Caroline Baum, Rochelle Siemienowicz, Nicola Redhouse, Krissy Kneen, Silvia Kwon and Eliza-Jane Henry-Jones.
Published by Simon & Schuster in August 2016
Melbourne Writers Festival
Thursday 1 September, 11.15 am, Stories for Life panelist guest at Melbourne Writers Festival Schools ProgramCelebrating cultural diversity and recommended for EAL students, Stories for Life offers personal stories from Singapore-based novelist Shamini Flint, Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia’s Amra Pajalic and storyteller Valanga Khoza. Not just for the classroom, these are stories for life.
This is a free event, but bookings are essential. Schools can also claim a transport subsidy of up to $6 per student. Please call 03 9999 1199 or email ticketing(at)mwf.com.au to book.
Primary Victorian Curriculum VCELY357, VCELT365, VCELY366
Supported by RE Ross Trust
The Diary of a… series by Shamini Flint and the Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia collection edited by Amra Pajalic are on the 2016 Premiers’ Reading Challenge book list.
Writers Victoria Workshop in writing a Successful Funding Application
Saturday 24 September 2016 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM How to Write a Successful Funding Application at Writers Victoria
Rating: Early, Emerging
Writing grant applications is a process fraught with confusion. Usually the advice writers receive is to be “audacious”, but there are other factors to consider. Get real-life examples on how to address criteria, and hear the dos-and-don’ts from an experienced grants assessor.Back by popular demand after Amra's sold out Summer School course!
"I'm very happy to report that I received a grant from Creative Victoria for the completion of my second novel. A big thanks to Writers Vic and Amra Pajalic, as I attended the very appropriately named How To Write A successful Funding Application in January."
You will learn
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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