Publishing has a particularly important role in telling women's stories and female publishers have been at the forefront of this movement. Margaret Busby (UK) pioneered publishing African stories and ensuring they reached readers around the world. Kateri Akewenzie-Damm (Canada) has led the way in publishing the stories of First Nation people from many different parts of the world. This session will be facilitated by Jane Camens founder of Asia Pacific Writing Partnership to build networks of publishers, academics and writers in this region. How can we ensure that more women get the opportunity to tell their stories, reach local and international audiences and learn from shared and different experiences. What are the obstacles and opportunities in the digital world?
The following are examples of sessions scheduled across the weekend (note: days will be subject to change until the final program release early March 2018) However in planning your weekend many of our international guests will be with us for the duration of the Festival appearing on panels, telling their personal stories in a WOW Bite session and offering advice in Speed Mentoring.