Sense and Sensitivity: Who's Doing the Diversity?


Event Date: 
15 October 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Marisa Wikramanayake, Bridget Caldwell, Jinghua Qian, Jo Pugh (moderator)

Venue: The Capitol, 113 Swanston St Melbourne
Time: 2.25pm–3.15pm
Cost: Free

Are we giving voice to the voiceless, or taking it away? Is sensitivity reading censorship? Or is it a necessary service that helps writers fill in the gaps of the unlived experiences they want to write about?

Sense and Sensitivity is a discussion about ethics, diversity and controversy within the contemporary literary landscape. This panel will give a platform to three sensitivity readers, who will share their experiences of vetting manuscripts for problematic language and stereotypes and air their thoughts about the mixed opinions of their services.

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