Literary orgs partner to present new festival

The inaugural Liminal Festival will take place in August at the Wheeler Centre, offering both in-person and online events.
A panel of three photos. An Indigenous woman in a black jacket looking over her shoulder, an Asian man in a black shirt, white t-shirt and glasses and an Asian woman wearing a maroon top.

A collaborative effort between Melbourne’s literary and ideas hub The Wheeler Centre and Asian-Australian literary project Liminal will see a new festival staged over the weekend of 2-4 August 2024.

This inaugural, three-day event means that Liminal will expand its scope beyond print and the screen. The anti-racist literary platform, which publishes art, criticism and interviews, was founded in late 2016 with a focus on the Asian Australian experience. In its eight years to date, Liminal has run literary events, mentorships, fellowships and national literary prizes for First Nations writers and writers of colour in order to create new spaces and new opportunities.

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Thuy On is the Reviews and Literary 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 debut, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was released by University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP). Her second collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Her third book, Essence, will be published in 2025. Twitter: @thuy_on Instagram: poemsbythuy