Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the sacred lands on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nations and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past present and future.

We recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first storytellers; and that knowledge transfer through storytelling is imbedded in the very DNA of this Country.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

November 2021

Blak & Bright is back in 2022!

We’re so pleased to let you all know that Blak & Bright is returning in March 2022! 

From 17–20 March 2022, we’ll be taking over various venues across the Melbourne CBD with Blak stories from across the country. 

The Festival will feature some of the country’s most exciting storytellers, covering all genres, from oral stories to epic novels, and from plays to poetry. It is bold and expressive, with new events and old favourites. Blak & Bright celebrates the diverse expressions of First Nations writers, and we believe that Blak stories are for everyone. 

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We look forward to seeing you in March 2022!