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.


moirra. is a Yorta Yorta, Boonwurrung, and Jewish transsexual self-taught writer, poet and artist based in Naarm. Unapologetic Blak queerness and politicism is central to all their work.

Through their passion for decolonial storytelling and challenging settler-colonial narratives, xer writing examines the relationship between queer and trans peoples, our families and communities, and the wider society and environment we live within; picking apart the multi-faceted, intersectional, incredibly complex, sometimes contradictory, and often highly politicised experiences and lives we have.