The Big Exhale: Farhad Bandesh

  You are all invited to the premiere of the music video: THE BIG EXHALE by Farhad Bandesh and an exhibition of his art work Friday 26 April 2019 @ 6pm Blak Dot Gallery – 33 Saxon St, Brunswick ONE NIGHT ONLY Farhad is a talented Kurdish visual artist, musician and instrument maker who has…Continue Reading


WELCOME TO THE FIRST BLOG FOR 2018 – FEBRUARY We are committed to keeping this blog active throughout 2018 with writing, art, music, interviews, news reports, poetry and updates of what our members are doing throughout the year. Introducing our new WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR – SAMAD: Samad has joined Writing Through Fences as our website administrator…Continue Reading

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POETRY Hani Abdile is a writer and spoken word poet who fled the civil war in Somalia. She made her way to Australia and was detained on Christmas Island. Hani is an honorary member of PEN, and a lead writer for  Writing Through Fences.  Hani has received numerous awards for her community work and other achievements…Continue Reading

QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL a link to a review about QPF that includes Writing Through Fences. WRITING THROUGH FENCES at the Queensland Poetry Festival 2017 We acknowledge that our voices, and some of us, are travelling to Yugerra Yugembul country, having passed through various other countries in this continent and world. We acknowledge your ongoing cultures and languages and offer…Continue Reading

I will rise

I WILL RISE BY HANI ABDILE MELBOURNE LAUNCH : 2pm – 5pm, Sunday January 8, 2017 with Girls on Key OPEN STUDIO 204 High St, Northcote. From the poet/author Hani Abdile People often ask me why do I write? What they don’t know is that I wasn’t a writer or a poet until moments of…Continue Reading