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Fida Haq

About HomeWORD

A Western Sydney Writers' Festival hosted by NWG Inc and supported by Parramatta City Council's Community Grants Scheme

The Road Home

Saturday, 8th December - Final NWG Inc Gathering for 2007

The Road Home DVD will be on sale at New Writers last event for 2007. We will launch our annual Anthology with readings from our poets and story-tellers followed by a poets forum with David Musgrave and Jess Cook helping us answer that perennial question: How do poets find their audience? The DVD's will be $15 each and include Part l (a collaboration with NWG Inc) and Part ll which features 'Dear Father' and 'Flotsams' both written and filmed by the artist. For details of the event see HomeWord 07 Calendar

Saturday, 15th September 07 - Special Invitation to Writers

The Road Home videowork will be screened at Art on the Line.
Leader/presenter Fida Haq will talk about his recent exhibitions, including Synthetic Spaces, see below.
Writers meet 3-3:45pm for the usual open mic followed by...
Art on the Line starting at 4pm
All welcome
Mars Hill Cafe, 331 Church St, Parramatta

The Road Home will also be shown as part of the Synthetic Spaces Exhibition (Western Front) which has moved to Castle Hill Community Centre (at Castle Grand) until 13th September 2007.
Cnr Pennant and Castle Streets, Castle Hill. Inquiries: 9843 0127.
Hours: 9-5 Weekdays 10-4 weekends

The Road Home is a video artwork by multi-media artist, Fida Haq, in collaboration with writers from New Writers' Group Inc.

The concept of 'The Road Home' is one that never fails to produce a reaction, a memory, a fantasy, a wish. Writers' written responses to this theme cover the humourous and tragic, the political and spiritual.

Fida's videowork is created from the images and sounds of the writers reading their pieces interlaced with street scenes and water scapes in Parramatta locations.

Fida first exhibited the work at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery as one of his visual works in the group exhibition entitled Synthetic Spaces (Western Front) (8th June - 22 July). The work was also screened at the HomeWord Festival launch, 10th June 2007, see details below.

Festival/Zine Launch Sunday 10th June 2:15 - 4:15 at Riverside Theatres, Church St Parramatta
The HomeWord Festival will be launched at this two hour event.
- MC: Lil Scully, President of NWG Inc.
- ZineWest judge, Professor Jane Goodall
- Readings from finalists
- Fida Haq will present his videowork The Road Home.
The Launch will be followed by a Forum with David Malouf

"Why I Write" - Forum with David Malouf
Sunday, 10th June 4:45-5:45pm
Award winning Australian author David Malouf is one of the finest writers of our time. He will talk with Ivor Indyk (Writing and Society Research Group - UWS) about writing in our forum at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.