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August 2022

Curator Mentorship Program 2022

The future is here!

This brilliant cohort of literary masterminds make up the inaugural Blak & Bright Curator Program. The aim of the program is to facilitate future Blak & Bright Directors. Over 12-18 months the cohort will meet to discuss and practice Festival logistics including: program design, partnerships, funding, marketing and staffing.

The future of First Nations Literary Festivals is bright, and we couldn’t be more excited to see how time travels.

With our Director Jane Harrison (in the yellow dress), is Declan Fry, Bridget Caldwell-Bright and Evelyn Araluen.