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.

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July 2022

Mountain Writers Festival

4-6 November 2022

What do Peter Garrett, Costa Georgiadis, Sarah Wilson, Scott Pape, Evelyn Araluen, Aaron Fa’aoso, Joëlle Gergis and Tim Flannery have in common?

They’re writing a better future for us all. 

Visit the beautiful Macedon Ranges this spring for an inspiring and thought-provoking weekend celebrating place, story, and nature. The inaugural Mountain Writers Festival is Australia’s first writers’ festival to focus exclusively on the environment. Blak & Bright are thrilled to be partnering with Mountain Writers Festival on Wurundjeri Country for ‘Writing Country’ with Evelyn Araluen, Aaron Fa’Aoso, and facilitated by Declan Fry.

Join us at 11.45am on Saturday 5th November 2022 in Jubilee Hall, Wurundjeri Country, Macedon.

Tickets go on sale in early August. Subscribe to register for early bird pricing.