February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm | $8 - $12
Come feast on stories at our final event. Traditionally, when the Bogong moth swarmed in the cool regions of Mount Bogong during summer, local tribes would gather to conduct ceremonies and feast on this protein-rich food source. Our Bogong is a celebration and sharing of crafted spoken word pieces from master storytellers. This event is … Continue reading The Bogong
Yung, Blak & Bold
February 20 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
What does it mean to be young and Blak in a world where old approaches and paradigms haven’t worked? Listen as we bust stereotypes and discuss how words in new contexts can activate change. Featuring Benson Saulo, Amelia Telford and Nayuka Gorrie. Moderator Tim Goodwin. In partnership with Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Cross Continental Conversations
February 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
What do readers get from Indigenous stories and who in the world is clamouring for them? Find out what happened when a contingent of Aboriginal writers travelled to the Native American literary organisation Wordcraft Circle and the Literary Commons exchange in India. Featuring Lee Francis IV, Bruce Pascoe and Ali Cobby Eckermann. Moderator Cathy Craigie. … Continue reading Cross Continental Conversations
Sistas Are Doing It…
February 20 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
How do you build and sustain a career as a Blak writer? Hear from three inspirational women who have lived extraordinary lives and shared them with the world through the written and performed word. Featuring Tammy Anderson, Anita Heiss, and Kate Howarth. Moderated by Ellen van Neerven. In partnership with the Stella Prize.
Keynote: Big Stories, Big Genres
February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Free
What are the big stories that award-winning writers Tony Briggs and Bruce Pascoe are telling, and what are the big urgent stories that are yet to be told? Find out how our leading writers are re-storying our past, and penning new narratives. Featuring Tony Briggs and Bruce Pascoe. Moderator Daniel Browning. Presented by Melbourne Writers … Continue reading Keynote: Big Stories, Big Genres
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