Festival Program


Writing: A Liminal Art

Mon 2 Sep, 6pm
Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Victoria Room

Writing transforms experience into knowledge and emotion into wisdom. Four writers – Eunice Andrada, Manisha Anjali, Jamie Marina Lau, and Bella Li – showcase their works and discuss the craft of writing as an art of metamorphosis. With Leah Jing McIntosh.

A creative collaboration with the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre.


1 hour

Session code




Session Artists

Eunice Andrada is a Filipina poet and teaching artist. Her debut poetry collection Flood Damages (Giramondo Books, 2018) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award (2019), while her other works have won the John Marsden and Hachette Australia Poetry Prize (2014) as well as been shortlisted for the Fair Australia Prize (2018).

Manisha Anjali is a writer, performer and dream archivist. She is the author of Lizard (IRL Press, 2019) and Sugar Kane Woman (Witchcraft Press, 2016). Manisha is the creator of Neptune, an audio archive of dreams and hallucinations of artists, and is the poetry editor at The Lifted Brow.

Jamie Marina Lau is a writer and artist. Her debut novel, Pink Mountain on Locust Island, was published by Brow Books in April 2018. She is currently working on more writing, her next novel and producing music.

Bella Li is the author of Argosy (Vagabond Press, 2018), which won the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry and the 2018 NSW Premier's Literary Award for Poetry. Her latest book is Lost Lake (Vagabond Press, 2018).

Leah Jing McIntosh is the founding editor of Liminal Magazine. Her writing has been published by The Saturday Paper, SBS, Swampland, Archer, and Metro. She has been a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow, one of FCAC’s Emerging Cultural Leaders, and a Victorian Nominee for Young Australian of the Year.

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