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Word Mothers - Women in Publishing

Turbine Studio

Getting women’s stories — and culturally diverse ones — onto the page has always been a challenge — think of the women writers who hid their identity behind male pseudonyms! In this session we meet some enterprising women publishers who have been leaders in this field; Margaret Busby (UK) pioneered publishing African stories and ensuring they reached a global audience; Kateri Akiwenzie Damm (Canada) has led the way in publishing the stories of First Nation people from many different parts of the world; and India’s leading feminist and publisher Urvashi Butalia. What led them to publishing, and how can we ensure that more women and girls get the opportunity to tell their stories? This session will be facilitated by Jane Camens, founder of Asia Pacific Writing Partnership which seeks to build networks of publishers, academics and writers in this region.

Earlier Event: April 8
Henna Hands
Later Event: April 8
Kardajala Kirridarra