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Provocations: No One Way To Be Asian In Australia


This event will be of particular relevance and interest to VCE English students and their parents, as well as other students interested in writing.  As part of VCE English and Literature, students are working with creative writing and this discussion provides a timely opportunity to think about the issues raised in their study and their writing.

What is the danger in presenting a single story of a culture or group of people? How can we push back against cultural stereotypes and generalisations of what it means to grow up Asian in Australia?

Featuring Rebecca Lim, Alice Pung and Leanne Hall, ‘No One Way to be Asian in Australia’ will address the need for diversity rather than tokenism if we are to truly understand the experiences of those around us. Each of the writers brings a unique perspective to the discussion, pushing back against the idea that there is only one authentic Asian Australian story, and demonstrating the importance of welcoming and listening to a wide range of voices.

The panel will be recorded and made available on the Stella Podcast, and the theme will be further explored in a series of guests posts on the Schools Blog, featuring Sanna Wei, Shu-Ling Chua and Rachel Ang.

When: Thursday 23 February 2017, 7.00pm–8.00pm
Where: Northcote High School, 19-25 St Georges Rd, Northcote
Price: Free

The Stella Schools Provocations provide online content to stimulate discussion and deepen understanding around a range of issues affecting contemporary female writers. Each provocation will be discussed by three writers at a launch panel, which will be recorded and made available through the Stella Podcast, and a series on the Schools Blog will further explore the theme. All resources will be made available on the Provocations page.

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Paul Gilby  

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