Narratives of struggle and healing in Refugee Week

Events commemorating and celebrating Refugee Week 2022.

As part of Refugee Week (19-25 June), the Art Gallery of NSW is running Naru Narratives: Writing in Resistance.

A joint event created by human rights journalist and writer, Dr Saba Vasefi and Red Room Poetry, it will be a night of poetry reading and panel discussion by women and non-binary refugees and asylum seekers. Six poets, who’ve previously spent time in detention will perform their work, to be followed by Dr Vasefi in conversation with Senator Mehreen Faruqi (the first Muslim woman to sit in an Australian parliament and the new Deputy Leader of the Greens).

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on