Festival Program

Highlight Event

Eve L Ewing: Ironheart

Wed 4 Sep, 7pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

Eve L Ewing is a poet, sociologist of education and one of America’s foremost cultural critics, appearing on stage alongside the likes of Ta-Nehisi Coates. She is also the author of Marvel’s Ironheart series – chronicling the alter ego of a black teenage genius who engineers her own super suit – which draws on themes of cultural identity, activism, and revolution. Sami Shah speaks with her about what it’s like working within the famed superhero stable, and the inimitable force that comes from combining the power of ‘iron’ with the moral compass of the ‘heart’.

Supported by ABC Radio Melbourne


1 hour


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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