Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison is descended from the Muruwari people and is an award-winning playwright and author. Her first play Stolen has played across Australia and internationally, touring again in 2018. Rainbow’s End had a new production at the Darlinghurst Theatre in 2019. It is currently on the NSW English curriculum and won the 2012 Drover Award. Her novel Becoming Kirrali Lewis won the 2014 Black&Write! Prize, and was shortlisted for the Prime Minster’s Literary Awards and the Victorian Premier’s Awards. Jane is the 2019 Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival Director, and believes strongly in the power of stories in strengthening cultural connection.



Ya Blak

Festival Director Jane Harrison in conversation with Jannali Jones, winner of the Black & Write! Fellowship. With her debut novel My Father’s Shadow, Jones has crafted a thrilling story which keeps you on the edge right to the end. This session will officially launch the novel. With Jannali Jones, Jane Harrison. Presented in partnership with…

September 7, 2019

The Bogong

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. With Claire G…

September 8, 2019