'All the village was running': Some voices from young refugees in Western Sydney

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In 2009 the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation sponsored a Refugee Action Support program across seven high schools in Western Sydney. The program employed young actors and writers from Bankstown Youth Development Services to run workshops on the theme of violence which involved interactive theatre and creative writing. The publication Westside Jr vol. 2: Violence was one of the outcomes of these workshops, and was launched in Newcastle at the Young Writers' Festival in October 2010..This paper is an examination of the social process and communities that were part of this project, as well as the kind of positioning and social organisation that was evident both within the workshops themselves and also in the remarkable accounts of migrant and refugee experiences which came out in the publication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRepublics of letters
Subtitle of host publicationLiterary communities in Australia
EditorsPeter Kirkpatrick, Robert Dixon
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherSydney University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781920899783
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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