Young writers give taste of passion at Boundless

Greenacre’s Sarah Ayoub and Yagoona’s Sheila Ngoc Pham are taking part in ‘Boundless’ on October 26.

FEATURING topics ranging from other worlds and women of colour, to navigating the grants system and language revival, ‘Boundless’, the festival for Indigenous and culturally diverse writers, will be held at Bankstown Arts Centre on Saturday, October 26.

The full program has been announced and boasts a powerful line-up of local and interstate names – including Alice Pung, Benjamin Law, Jack Latimore, Nardi Simpson, Sarah Ayoub, Stephen Phamand and Winnie Dunn.
In 2017, ‘Boundless’ was the first Australian festival to focus exclusively on Indigenous and culturally diverse writers.
The 2019 festival will showcase young and emerging voices alongside more established writers. The program gives space to writing in many forms, highlighting the work and words of playwrights, authors, journalists, screenwriters, performance poets and interdisciplinary practitioners.
“By some measures, Australia is one of the most multicultural nations on the planet,” Boundless speaker Benjamin Law said.
“We have over 300 languages spoken in our homes, one in 30 of us are Indigenous and half of us were either born overseas or have at least one migrant parent. ‘Boundless’ is a showcase of those voices.”
The free all-day event will include performances, readings, panel discussions, an exhibition, professional development, and opportunities for audience members to meet the writers and purchase their books.
Presented by Writing NSW and Bankstown Arts Centre, in association with Sweatshop, ‘Boundless’ is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Create NSW, Pantera Press and the University of Sydney.
The full program is now available on the Boundless website.