Ellen van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven is a Mununjali Yugambeh writer of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction. Ellen’s books include Heat and Light (UQP, 2014) and Comfort Food (UQP, 2016).



Big Blak Poetry Read

Seven of the best poets read three of their best poems in a mellifluous hour of power. With Ali Cobby Eckermann, Uncle Jim Everett, Raelee Lancaster, Yvette Holt, Selina Tusitala Marsh (NZ), Melanie Mununggurr-Williams and Ellen van Neerven.   Presented in partnership with Australian Poetry. Supported by RMIT Indigenous Education and Engagement.

September 7, 2019

Treaty, Yeah **BOOKED OUT**

Victoria is embarking on a Treaty process – the first State to do so. How do writers from other states respond – in a creative way – to the idea of a Treaty? We’ve asked some of our most lyrical and expressive poets and writers to pen their responses. With Ali Cobby Eckermann, Uncle Jim…

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