Writers at Work series: Michael Mohammad Ahmed on Writing and Community
Michael Mohammad Ahmed on Writing and Community
The Writers at Work series invites writers to consider: What kinds of labour are entailed in literary production and publication? What does it mean to describe oneself, or be described, as a writer? Who does a writer work for and what processes produce the literary work as we encounter it?
Join us for a conversation between writer and community arts worker Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Belinda Castles from the Department of English for a discussion on writing and community.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founding director of Sweatshop Literacy Movement and editor of the critically acclaimed anthology After Australia (Affirm Press, 2020). Mohammed’s debut novel, The Tribe (Giramondo, 2014), won the 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelists of the Year Award. His second novel, The Lebs (Hachette, 2018), won the 2019 NSW Premier’s Multicultural Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award. His latest novel is The Other Half of You (Hachette, 2021).
“The author never lets his superb command of idiom or his eye for the absurd overwhelm a deeply felt exploration of the hurt and damage that can come from encounters with the Australian Other. No one who reads The Lebs deserves to come out unscathed.” – The Saturday Paper
This event will be held online via Zoom (link will be sent after completing registration). To register, click on the link on the right-hand side (desktop version) or below (mobile version).