14 January 2008

WORKSHOP - Chinese Australian Women's Life Stories Down Under (Sat 2 Feb 2008; Sydney)

As part of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival External Events, join the inaugural Chinese Australian Women's Life Stories Down Under workshop - be inspired to preserve your life story!

Keynote speaker will be filmmaker Tony Ayres, winner of the 2007 AFI Best Director and Best Screenplay Awards for Home Song Stories, which is loosely based on his own life, and takes place at much the same time as the abolition of the White Australia policy. Tony will detail the rewards, challenges and emotions which the telling of a life story brings.

The workshop will be chaired by Dawn Wong. A great granddaughter of Wong Sat, she has extensive experience in researching and presenting her family story.

Date: Saturday 2 February 2008
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Venue: Mitchell Theatre
Level 1, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Art, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Bookings essential: MCA-TIX on1300 306 776 or www.mca-tix.com

Cost (inc booking fee):

$21 CAHS & JSNWL members
$26 Non members
(light refreshments included)

Sponsored by:
* City of Sydney (Chinese New Year 08)
* Chinese Australian Historical Society Inc
* Jessie Street National Women's Library