Writers at Work series: Beth Yahp on Writing, Activism and Ethics (Part 2) – School of Literature, Art and Media Writers at Work series: Beth Yahp on Writing, Activism and Ethics (Part 2) – School of Literature, Art and Media

Writers at Work series: Beth Yahp on Writing, Activism and Ethics (Part 2)

Writers at Work series: Beth Yahp on Writing, Activism and Ethics (Part 2)

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?

In the second of the series, fiction and memoir writer Dr Beth Yahp will be speaking with Dr Belinda Castles (Department of English) about writing politics in action/political inaction and what ethical dilemmas may arise when writing about the stories and struggles of others.

For Yahp, this preoccupation with Malaysia is nothing new but has indeed remained a constant in her work, from her award-winning novel The Crocodile Fury (1992) — a foundational literary text in Asian Australian fiction — to the publication of her family memoir Eat First, Talk Later (2015), which to a large extent discusses contemporary Malaysian politics and the resurgence of grassroots contestation from the late 1990s onwards. —Paul Giffard-Foret, Mascara Literary Review

Beth Yahp’s fiction and creative non-fiction include The Red Pearl and Other Stories; a memoir, Eat First, Talk Later, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Award for Literature (Non-fiction); and a prize-winning novel, The Crocodile Fury. She lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Sydney.

Check out Beth’s radio documentary My One Malaysia (ABC Radio National, 2011).

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Date

Sep 14 2021
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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