Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor is an award-winning playwright, author, filmmaker and journalist. Born and living on Curve Lake First Nations (Anishnawbe), he considers himself a contemporary storyteller exploring the boundaries of Indigenous literature.



The craft of writing

Our panellists work in a variety of genres and have vastly different styles. So how do they create? This session will delve into the how, when, where and most importantly why writers write. With Drew Hayden Taylor (NZ), Raelee Lancaster, Laniyuk. Moderator: Bridget Caldwell. Presented in partnership with Writers Victoria. Supported by RMIT Indigenous Education…

September 7, 2019

Blak Mama: Five plays in a day

Five First Nations playwrights. Five full-length play readings. All in one day. Plays include Coconut Woman by Maryanne Sam, Flashblaks by Jacob Boehme, Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor,  MiWi 3027 by Glenn Shea, and Swim by Ellen van Neerven.    Presented in partnership with La Mama and the University of Melbourne (VCA). SCHEDULE…

September 8, 2019