Nayuka Gorrie

Nayuka is a Gunai, Gunditmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta writer. Nayuka’s writing spans social commentary on black, queer and feminist politics to television writing. They are a 2018 Next Chapter recipient and they are finishing their book of essays as part of this. They’re writing appears in Queerstories, Going Postal and the forthcoming Growing Up Queer in Australia anthology.

Events

FREE

Change the date? A Hypothetical **BOOKED OUT**

Blaktivists vs Blakademics argue the toss. Should Australia Day happen on 26 January – or not – and why? It’s a serious topic but we’ve thrown in a dollop of Blak humour. With Nayuka Gorrie, Yvette Holt, Liza-Mare Syron and Jason Tamiru. Moderator Gregory Phillips. Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival and the Wheeler…

September 5, 2019
6.00pm—7.00pm
FREE

Yung, Blak & Bold

The meek might inherit the world, but the bold are going to ensure there is an equitable world to inherit. Hear them talk about the things that matter now. With Maddee Clark, Tarneen Onus, Davey Thompson, Carissa Lee. Moderator Nayuka Gorrie.   Presented in partnership with the Emerging Writers’ Festival. Supported by RMIT Indigenous Education…

September 7, 2019
1.15pm—2.15pm

The Bogong

Come feast on stories at our final event. Traditionally, when the Bogong moth swarmed in the cool regions of Mount Bogong during summer, local tribes would gather to conduct ceremonies and feast on this protein-rich food source. Our Bogong is a celebration and sharing of crafted spoken word pieces from master storytellers. With Claire G…

September 8, 2019
6.30pm—9.00pm