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Melbourne: Writers Dialogue

16 February 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

‘Writers Dialogue’ is a new RISE initiative that promotes and asserts agency for refugee and writers of colour in Australia.

About this Event

‘Writers Dialogue’ is a new RISE initiative that promotes and asserts agency for refugee and writers of colour in Australia. Through this initiative, we are looking at promoting writers using a 45-minute dialogue. The Dialogue will be held at RISE’s drop-in centre, located in the CBD of Melbourne. The session is open to the public with donation entry and will be live streamed across RISE’s social media platforms.

Episode 01

Guest Writer : Manisha Anjali

Manisha Anjali is a writer and performance artist. Her works bring elements of ancient mysticism, eroticism and magic into contemporary spaces. She is the author of Sugar Kane Woman, a collection of poems about the dreams and hallucinations of exiled Indo-Fijian women. Manisha has performed at Melbourne Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, Bendigo Writers Festival, West Writers Forum and Newstead Short Story Tattoo. She has been published in Peril Magazine, Mascara Literary Review, Seizure, Lor Journal and IKA Journal. Manisha has been a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre and an Emerging Cultural Leader at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Hosted by : Magan Magan

Magan Magan is the author of From Grains to Gold, a collection of poems about grief. He is published in various anthologies: Australian Poetry, Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry and more. He was a 2018 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and a co editor of Black Inc anthology Growing Up African In Australia.

About RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees

RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees – the FIRST self-determined advocacy and welfare organisation in Australia run by Refugees for Refugees. We work on long term structural changes which support our freedom and self-determination process . As eX-detainees, asylum seekers and refugees in Australia, we acknowledge that the land we seek protection on is the land of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples whose sovereignty was never ceded. ‘Always was, always will be Aboriginal land’.


16 February 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees


247 Flinders Lane Level 1
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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