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.

May 2023

Write About Your Elder

We’re producing a NAIDOC event with The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas and University of Queensland Press. We’re asking for short written pieces, 50 words or less, about Elders we love and admire – to use for promotion, and also as a backdrop to the night’s events…

Selected entries will receive a $25 gift voucher. Send your entry to info@blakandbright.com.au by 20th May 2023.

Tell you friends and family to check out the ad we placed in Koori Mail. I’m a massive fan of Koori Mail – if you’re not already a subscriber, it’s just $1.49 for the digital single issue. Personally, Iā€™m a hard copy paper reader lol (nothing like holding the paper and turning the pages šŸ˜‰) and you can get three months delivered to your door for $40, or a whole year for $100 (Bargain!!). Here’s a link so you can look at the different options.