Message From the Minister for Creative Industries

Blak & Bright – The Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival 2016

Long before Melbourne’s designation as a City of Literature, the place we now call Victoria was home to a culture of storytelling dating back tens of thousands of years.

The world’s longest continuing culture will be celebrated and strengthened over four days at this, the first Blak & Bright Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival.

The festival showcases a wide array of Indigenous writing talent, from poets to playwrights, songwriters to social commentators.

Congratulations to the festival team, partners and all participating writers for their vision and commitment to bringing this exciting Festival together.

It’s a fantastic addition to our cultural calendar and a story the Victorian Government is proud to be part of.

Martin Foley MP
Minister for Creative Industries

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