Festival Program

Highlight Event

Eve L Ewing: Ironheart

Wed 4 Sep, 7pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

Marvel’s Ironheart series chronicles the story of Riri Williams, a teenage prodigy who uses the technology behind Tony Stark’s iconic Iron Man to engineer her own super suit. Sami Shah speaks with the series’ writer, Eve L Ewing, about what it’s like working within the famed superhero stable and how she combines the power represented by ‘iron’ with the moral compass represented by ‘heart’.

Supported by ABC Radio Melbourne


1 hour

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Session Artists

Eve L. Ewing is a writer and sociologist from Chicago. She is the author of three books: 1919, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, and Electric Arches, as well as the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics. Dr Ewing is a professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer, comedian, journalist and broadcaster. His autobiography I, Migrant was nominated for multiple Premiers Awards across Australia. He's also written a non-fiction book, The Islamic Republic of Australia, a fantasy novel Boy of Fire and Earth, and multiple short stories, radio documentaries, and columns. Sami is currently based in Melbourne and is co-presenter of 774 / ABC Breakfast Radio.

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