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Jazz Money

Jazz Money (she/they) is a poet and artist of Wiradjuri heritage, a fresh-water woman currently based on beautiful sovereign Gadigal land. Her practice is centred around the written word while producing works that encompass installation, digital, film and print. Jazz’s writing has been widely performed and published nationally and internationally.
Their poetry has been recognised with the 2020 David Unaipon Award, the Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert Poetry Prize, the University of Canberra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Poetry Prize, a Copyright Agency First Nations Fellowship and a First Nations Emerging Career Award from the Australian Council for the Arts, amongst others.
Trained as a filmmaker and arts worker, Jazz specialises in story telling, community collaboration and digital production, working with First Nations artists and communities to realise digital projects.
Jazz’s debut collection ‘how to make a basket’ is available now from University of Queensland Press.

Events

Masterclass: The Poet’s Imagination

Jazz Money is an award-winning poet. Across a 2 1/2 hour online workshop they will share writing exercises and dish out great advice and insights.  Limited places, book now.      

March 16, 2022
6.30pm—9.00pm
@ Online
FREE

Blak & Bright Festival Opening Event

Join us to celebrate the official opening of the 2022 Blak & Bright Literary Festival! Witness, Solace, the commissioned performance by Jackie Sheppard, Bryan Andy, James Henry and Steven Rhall, exploring mental health. Followed by special guest, Melissa Lucashenko, talking to the theme, ‘What’s Changed? What’s Stayed the Same?’, with spotlight on writers Jazz Money, …

March 18, 2022
6.00pm—8.30pm
FREE

Yung, Blak & Bold

Three young writers, Jazz Money, Teela May Reid and Davey Thompson, have been corresponding in the months leading up to the Festival. They’ll share snippets of their correspondence and the things that matter now.  Moderated by Bebe Backhouse.

March 19, 2022
12.30pm—1.30pm
FREE

Rainbow Words

LGBTQIA+ writers share their words and the stories behind them. With Ellen van Neerven, SJ Norman, Jazz Money. Moderator Daniel Browning

March 19, 2022
2.30pm—3.30pm
FREE

Big Blak Poetry Read

Six of the fiercely best poets read three of their best poems. With Jazz Money, Charmaine Papertalk Green, Tony Birch, Kirli Saunders, Ellen van Neerven, plus International poet Tusiata Avia.

March 19, 2022
5.00pm—6.00pm