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.

Raelee Lancaster

Raelee Lancaster is an award-winning writer and library professional. Her writing crosses poetry, nonfiction, criticism, and playwriting.

Raelee hopes to combine her writing with her career in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) sector to promote empathy, listening, and laughter.

Raised on Awabakal land, she is descended from the Wiradjuri and Biripi people.