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Sydney Writers Festival: Livestream and Local – Feminist Firebrands

Fri 24 May at 4:00 pm - Sat 25 May at 5:00 pm

Plot the pathways forward with these incendiary feminist voices

Four waves in, the feminist fight for gender equality is far from over. This panel brings together the powerful and incendiary feminist voices of Hannah Ferguson, Sisonke Msimang and Jennifer Robinson.

Hear from these leading writers and activits who between them offer daring feminist opinions on topics ranging from freedom of speech, right-wing politcs, racism, xenophobia, belonging and identity, taboos around sex and pleasure, as well as the legal judgments that continue to silence and disadvantage women.

Be inspired by the feminist firebrands who are fighting for meaningful social change. Hosted by inimitable Jo Dyer, this is an important examination of the most pressing issues facing women today.

Supported by UNSW Sydney.

Sydney Writers Festival: Livestream and Local – Feminist Firebrands Tickets, Fri 24/05/2024 at 4:00 pm | Eventbrite

About the authors:

Hannah Ferguson

Hannah Ferguson is the Chief Executive Officer of independent news commentary platform Cheek Media Co., the co-host of news and culture podcast Big Small Talk and the author of Bite Back. Hannah has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing from The University of Queensland. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, Crikey and more.

Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang is the author of two books: Always Another Country: a memoir of exile and home (2017) and The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (2018). She also has written for a range of publications including The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and Newsweek.

Jo Dyer

Jo Dyer is a writer, literary curator, producer of theatre and film, former Director of Adelaide Writers’ Week and former CEO of Sydney Writers’ Festival. She is a regular contributor to The Shot and her writing has appeared in other publications including Guardian Australia and Meanjin. Her first book, Burning Down the House: Reconstructing Modern Politics, was published in 2022.



Fri 24 May at 4:00 pm
Sat 25 May at 5:00 pm
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Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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