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About ≠igfem „Association of feminist authors’ interest group” We seek to support feminist writers, feminist approaches and actions and are committed to an interdisciplinary and diverse approach. Our association works together with Austrian and international authors, literary representatives, organizations and public institutions.

Our mission is to highlight the inequalities that women are facing in the literary scene and to advocate gender equality as well as to build an international network by organizing writing and reading groups and organizing various projects together.

Would you like to join and/or are you interested in cooperating with us?

Currently we are searching for Project Partner Organisations for our new application : FLAID aims to enhance representation and equity in AI, focusing on gender and cultural diversity. It addresses biases and disparities in AI systems, particularly affecting literary fields.

More Information & Contact: FLAID Feminism, Literature and AI Developments

Our Team

igfem was founded in July 2019 by Gerlinde Hacker and Mag.a Dorothea Pointner to support women working in literature, to promote feminist perspectives, and to foster national and international networking for female authors.

President: Gerlinde Hacker

… lives, works and performs as a writer, artist, and literature activist in Vienna. She publishes poems, prose, and political literature. She is active on various media as described in detail on her website . She is the president of ≠igfem and sprachkunst. xyz, as well as a member of GAV .

Vice President: Mag.a Dorothea Pointer

… lives and works in Vienna. She studied linguistics and philosophy. She writes poetry and prose and has been widely published in anthologies, literary magazines, and on her website. She serves as the Vice President of ≠igfem and is a member of GAV .

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New section “How can I contact ≠igfem?”

Say hello to us at: support@igfem.at

How can I participate?

We offer regular online-writing groups for both beginners and more experienced writers in which we share theoretical input as well as stylistic feedback:

Our feminist networking group meets on Friday from 12 to 2 pm or thursday 7 to 8.30 pm CET. We discuss women’s position within the literary world, relevant current social and political events as well as the development and realization of our projects and other themes. These meetings also provide opportunities for female authors and other literary enthusiasts to connect and network.

The self-organized group “igfem spontan” meets to visit feminist exhibitions, theatre, discussions, lectures, travels and more. We coordinate these meetings on Signal, where informal discussions and suggestions are welcome.

Register for the Signal group by emailing us at: support@igfem.at

NEW: In the AI (artificial intelligence) group, we explore digital transformation in the arts, literature, and nonprofit sector with a special focus on our organization ≠igfem. Regular meetings and workshops are scheduled to begin in September 2023 and last until 2025.