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Continuum panel wrap: Writing diversely

I was lucky enough to convene the Continuum panel on Writing Diverse Genders, Sexualities and Cultures with Trudi Canavan, Louise Cusack & Gillian Polack. Chatting to some audience members later in the bar, we agreed we probably needed something more like 4 hours than 1.

So to cover off all the stuff we DIDN’T get to, I wanted to share some of the research & reading that we either shared before the panel – or mentioned during the panel:


Nisi Shawl & Cynthia Ward’s “Writing the Other” eBook (ESSENTIAL READING): http://www.writingtheother.com

Nisi Shawl on Appropriate Cultural Appropriation: http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10087

Paula Stiles on Why Multiculturalism Makes You a Better Writer: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2012/04/guest-post-paula-stiles-on-why-multiculturalism-makes-you-a-better-writer/

Terri Janke, “More than Words – Writing, Indigenous Culture & Copyright in Australia”: http://www.asauthors.org/lib/ASA_Papers/ASA_Writing_About_Indigenous_Australia.pdf

Australia Council for the Arts, “Protocols for producing Indigenous Australian writing”: http://www.austlit.edu.au/images/documents/Writing.pdf

Lauren Beukes on Writing the Other: http://worldsf.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/guest-blog-lauren-beukes-on-writing-the-other/

Jennifer DuBois on Writing Across Gender: http://www.powells.com/blog/guests/writing-across-gender-by-jennifer-dubois/

Kate Elliott, “It’s Amazing The Things We Know, That Are Actually Wrong”: http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2012/06/articles/its-amazing-the-things-we-know-that-are-actually-wrong-by-kate-elliott/

Angry Black Woman, “Writing the Other Shout-Outs – June 2010”: http://theangryblackwoman.com/2010/06/03/writing-the-other-shouts-outs-june-2010/

Tamara Kaye Sellman on Writing the Other in Magical Realism: http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/margin/pracmagicS04.html

Zachary Jernigan, “Writing About Race in Science Fiction and Fantasy” part 1: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2012/05/writing-about-race-in-science-fiction-and-fantasy-part-1-of-a-roundtable-interview/ and part 2: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2012/06/guest-post-writing-about-race-in-science-fiction-and-fantasy-part-2-of-a-roundtable-interview/


And something I’ve come across since the panel, that I recommend: Anneli Knight, “Creating Indigenous Characters that Ring True – and not ‘blowing a foot off'”: http://aawp.org.au/files/Knight.pdf


If you have other links you recommend, please feel free to share!

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