In celebration of International Women’s Day, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk launched the full program of Women of the World at Festival 2018 (WOW), a three-day festival being staged at Brisbane Powerhouse in April. The festival is all about energetic fun, laughter, inspiration and serious reflection on what is means to be a girl or woman in the world today. There will be 100 diverse speakers tackling the big issues for women everywhere, in panel discussions, interviews and short talks.

To mark the occasion Griffith Review has published Learning from experience: Love, respect and celebration, an exclusive online piece about the purpose and possibilities of the Women of the World Festival by Jude Kelly. Additionally, Annie Zaidi’s memoir for Commonwealth Now, Dangerous little things: An account of turning political, has been unlocked for a limited time. Griffith Review has also put together an amazing pack of books to giveaway to a lucky subscriber.

The pack includes one copy each of Yasmin’s Story: Fearless, Funny and Inspiring by Yassmin Abdel-Magied; Rebellious Daughters: True Stories from Australia’s Finest Female Writers, edited by Maria Katsonis and Lee Kofman, and featuring stories from writers like Griffith Review’s Michelle Law, and Krissy Kneen; Walking Towards Ourselves: Indian Women Tell Their Stories, edited by Catriona Mitchell and featuring contributors Urvashi Butalia and Annie Zaidi; and Griffith Review 40: Women & Power.

The next WOW Festival will be held from 6 to 8 April as part of Festival 2018.

See our socials from the event launch here.