The Early Words: (Un)told Stories

This event self-reflexively explores where creative communities have failed to make space for often silenced refugee voices and narratives. Why are some narratives heard, and others ignored? Over delicious breakfast eats our panelists Abdul Karim Hekmat, Barat Batoor, and André Dao discuss the complexities that exist in the intersections of activism and creativity, how creative communities have changed, and what it means be an inclusive and empowering community.

Events in the ‘The Early Words’ series are designed as a conversation over breakfast, rather than a formal panel. Please come prepared to engage, and be mindful of the privileges and politics you are bringing to this space.

With: André Dao, Abdul Karim Hekmat, Barat Ali Batoor

With Writing Through Fences. Supported by Gippsland Dairy, Byron Bay Muesli, Wide Open Road.

Wednesday 21 June, 2017, 8.30am

Free (bookings essential)

Book tickets

The Wheeler Centre (Performance Space)
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000