When:May to November, 2017
In Our Own Words is a writing and literature based creative project for writers of migrant background.
In Our Own Words builds upon the success of the Invisible Borders project I’m From Here/I’m From There delivered in 2016 by writer Irfan Master, photographer Hardy Lohse and five first-generation Australians.
Observing themes of immigration, cultural diversity, gender and equality in Australia today, this creative writing project invites participants to develop a body of vibrant fictional works discussing migrant experiences in a positive light.
Through a year long mentorship program with Irfan Master, a small group of emerging migrant writers will develop works that aim to break down the “invisible borders” that continue to exist among the Australian public, by dismissing preconceptions and challenging negative discourse about some of the most marginalized members of our community.