Winnie Dunn


Winnie Dunn is a Tongan-Australian writer from Mt Druitt. She is a manager and editor at Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. Winnie’s work has been published in Voiceworks, The Red Room Company, The Lifted Brow, Sydney Review of Books, and The Big Black Thing. She has performed readings for Sydney Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival and Stella Girls Write Up.

She says: “Words that are important to my work include Alice Walker’s creation and definition of the word womanish (outrageous, audacious, courageous or willful behaviour) which is the opposite of girlish (ie frivolous and irresponsible). Alice Walker and Malcolm X are people whose words changed the world by uplifting Black peoples’ existence. They helped to uplift my own awareness and love of what it means to be a brown skinned Tongan-Australian woman from Mt Druitt, Western Sydney. Words can create change, but only if they are backed behind meaningful and critically conscious action to uplift marginalised voices. I want to learn and write all that I can as a feminist of colour to achieve complete justice, freedom, and equality. This is how marginalised culturally and linguistically diverse communities can change the world”


Event: In Conversation with Clementine FordEllen Van Neerven and Winnie Dunn,

Writing and Living as a Political Act

Date, Time: Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Venue: Wollongong Art Gallery

Cost: $25 Bookings essential

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