Women's Writing from Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea writer and editor Rashmii Amoah Bell this year launched "My Walk to Equality" - the first-ever PNG Women Writers anthology. The compilation of the book was a voluntary collaboration between Phil Fitzpatrick (Pukpuk Publications), Keith Jackson and writing by 44 PNG women writers. The book was launched in Port Moresby on International Women's Day this year. Rashmii will be joined on the panel by Phil Fitzpatrick and a number of the PNG writers who contributed to this evocative anthology. Brisbane's Sean Dorney will also join the panel. Sean, the author of "The Embarrassed Colonialist", is a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. After reporting on the Pacific (with a particular focus on Papua New Guinea) for more than four decades, Sean left the ABC in August 2014. During his time with the ABC he won a Walkley for his coverage of the Aitape tsunami and was both deported and awarded an MBE by the Papua New Guinean Government. He is the author of Papua New Guinea: People, Politics and History since 1975 and The Sandline Affair: Politics and Mercenaries and the Bougainville Crisis.
Venue: Coolum Civic Centre
For more information please see the Sunshine Coast Readers and Writers Festival website.