Melanie Mununggurr-Williams is the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Champion. Melanie is a Djapu writer from Yirrkala, in East Arnhem Land. She is one of about 4600 speakers of Yolnu-Matha. Her first poetry book is being published by Penguin in 2020. Melanie recently toured to six cities across Canada plus New York.
These amazing Blak women are blazing a path in their creative practices, with hard work, new approaches and grit. Let them tell it how it is. With Liza-Mare Syron, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams, Marie Munkara. Moderated by Julia Hurst. Presented in partnership with The Stella Prize. Supported by RMIT Indigenous Education and Engagement.
Seven of the best poets read three of their best poems in a mellifluous hour of power. With Ali Cobby Eckermann, Uncle Jim Everett, Raelee Lancaster, Yvette Holt, Selina Tusitala Marsh (NZ), Melanie Mununggurr-Williams and Ellen van Neerven. Presented in partnership with Australian Poetry. Supported by RMIT Indigenous Education and Engagement.