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 2022

School Library Association of Victoria Conference 2022: Powering Readers

Using Blak Literature in the Classroom

Blak & Bright director Jane Harrison joined State Library Victoria‘s Bethany Macdonald to speak at the School Library Association of Victoria Powering Readers Conference. Talking about our hugely successful Education Day Jane and Bethany shared information about the importance of reading and teaching Blak literature in the classroom.

Honest discussion is an integral part of the reconciliation process. Our inaugural event for secondary students, teachers and teacher librarians, Education Day was an incredible opportunity to break down barriers that hold some teachers and librarians back.

The School Library Association of Victoria offers dynamic and inspiring opportunities for teacher-librarians and library teams to build their essential role in engaging and developing lifelong learners. Their annual conference brings together inspiring global educational research leaders to share information, innovations and best practice in school libraries to enhance awareness and and articulate the role of the school library as a partner in the learning and teaching process.