Festival Program

Highlight Event

Love Letter to the Future

Sun 8 Sep, 1pm
RMIT Storey Hall

Future D Fidel, Clementine Ford, Nyadol Nyuon, and Osamah Sami know tomorrow is a mystery, filled with hope or despair. They read a specially-written letter to that forthcoming world, speculating on what is yet to come and how we might get there.

Duration

1 hour

Session code

5790

Accessibility

Tickets

Session Artists

Future D Fidel was born in eastern DRC. In 1996 during the civil war, he was forced to flee as an orphan stowaway to Tanzania. He started working at La Boite Theatre Company as a playwright-in-residence from 2013 to 2015. Future's award-winning debut play Prize Fighter has been featured in many festivals around Australia.

Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, feminist and author of the best-selling books Fight Like A Girl (2016) and Boys Will Be Boys (2018).

Justine Hyde is a writer, critic and librarian living in Melbourne. Her short fiction, features, essays, and criticism are published in The Saturday Paper, The Age, The Australian, Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, Seizure and various anthologies.

Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. She holds a bachelor degree in Arts from Victoria University and a law degree from The University of Melbourne.

Osamah Sami is an Australian actor, writer, and comedian, born in war-torn Iran to Iraqi parents. Multi-award winning for both stage and screen. Osamah is the writer and star of the smash-hit rom-com Ali’s Wedding and his critically acclaimed memoir Good Muslim Boy was a winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Award.

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