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.

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Declan Fry

Declan Fry has written for the Guardian, Australian Book Review, Overland, Westerly and elsewhere. He was a winner of the 2021 Griffith Review Emerging Voices Competition, received the 2021 Peter Blazey Fellowship, and was nominated in 2022 for the Pascall Prize in criticism. His latest work appears in Another Australia (Affirm Press) and in the summer 2023 issue of Meanjin.