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.

Emily Munro-Harrison

Emily (she/her) is a Wiradjuri woman, who lives on unceded Kulin Country in Narrm. As a writer, researcher Emily sees strength, resilience and fight as important in resisting and reframing colonial narratives, and for the continuation of vibrant and beautiful First Nations cultures. Emily’s work engages in the meaning behind what people say, and the ways history and environments shape our experiences, connections and stories of place. Emily likes to encourage her audience to think about their relationships with different places and histories – what we bring, and how we each have an opportunity and responsibility to influence and make change. Emily has previously participated in Collective Spirit: First Nation Poetry Residency, the Emerging Writers Festival, and Yirramboi. She has published poetry and academic writing and stories. Some other stuff she does when she isn’t writing includes: trying to finish a PhD, working as a researcher on topics relating to youth justice, resistance, and connections between health and wellbeing and place, and being a mum.


The Bogong

Our Bogong is a celebration and sharing of crafted spoken word pieces. Grab a drink and hang around for a pizza afterwards. With Nardi Simpson, SJ Norman, Declan Fry, Victor Rodger (NZ), Emily Munro-Harrison, Nayook, Claire G. Coleman, Nayuka Gorrie.

March 20, 2022