The Citizen Writes Project launch showcases the works of 10 culturally diverse writers. Annie Zhang, Claire Xin Wen Cao, Coco Huang, Deniz Agraz, Donna Chang, Elizabeth Veronica Mora, Hasitha Adhikariarachchi, Janette Chen, Kalhari Jayaweera and Moreblessing Maturure share excerpts of their pieces they have been developing during a series of creative writing workshops led by award-winning writer, Dr. Roanna Gonsalves (The Permanent Resident). The afternoon will touch, entertain, humour and provoke, and connect you with these talented writers.
The Citizen Writes Project aims to demonstrate how creative writing and the power of words can influence and inspire, and to create opportunities for inclusion and representation of culturally diverse stories in our society. The program celebrates voices that are rarely heard in the mainstream media to encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas, process and media, and develop, support and showcase underrepresented writers.
This project has been made possible with funding from City of Sydney’s matching grant program.