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.

October 2022


31 Oct – 4 Nov 2022

We’re very excited to be heading to Purrumpa – a national gathering and celebration of First Nations arts and culture held over five days on Kaurna Yerta, at Adelaide Convention Centre. The historic occasion will mark the largest national gathering of First Nations arts and culture, convened by the Australia Council, in 50 years. 

Image: Purrumpa launch. Credit: Nat Rogers.

What do the next 50 years of First Nations Art and Culture look like? 

Joining Nardi Simpson, Keith (Jim) Everette, and Dr Greg Lehman, Jane Harrison will yarn about the progress of First Nations Storytelling/Literature, and all things Blak & Bright.

First Nations Storytelling: Literature

Tuesday 1st November 2022

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm (75 min)

Room R7

Nardi Simpson (facilitator), Keith (Jim) Everette, Jane Harrison and Dr Greg Lehman

Tickets for Purrumpa have sold out. You can watch the livestream from the Plenary (main room) each day, Monday 31 Oct– Friday 4 Nov 2022. Register on the website.