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.

February 2022

Blak Words Live!

Blak & Bright 2022 Program Announced:

Blak & Bright’s 2022 program brings together the world’s oldest storytelling traditions in bold and innovative ways.  Featuring over 65 exciting storytellers in a program of 27 events from oral stories to epic novels, from poems to monologues, from history to activism, from food to country.

Most events are free, but bookings are essential. Grab your tickets now!

‘’We have designed a bold new festival with new talent, new stories and new events, delivered in new hybrid ways, while bringing back old favourites (artists and events). We figure Blak stories are needed more urgently than ever, in the face of climate change, pandemics, Blak Lives Matter. We need access to connection, compassion and country through stories. Here’s to Blak words live.’’

Jane Harrison, Festival Director.