Become a Blak & Bright Moderator
EOI Open Mob only: Take your communications skills to the next level and skill up with the Blak & Bright Moderator Workshops. We’re looking for 4 – 6 writers, or those with an interest in literature for a 2 day workshop at The Wheeler Centre – held in late September 2022 (date to come). Please…
We moved into our The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas office on Tuesday. It’s wonderful to be in this mega-universe of literary industry, with desks and chairs and the four walls and a door of recognition, acceptance, and expectation.
Mountain Writers Festival
4-6 November 2022 What do Peter Garrett, Costa Georgiadis, Sarah Wilson, Scott Pape, Evelyn Araluen, Aaron Fa’aoso, Joëlle Gergis and Tim Flannery have in common? They’re writing a better future for us all. Visit the beautiful Macedon Ranges this spring for an inspiring and thought-provoking weekend celebrating place, story, and nature. The inaugural Mountain Writers Festival…
Moogahlin Performing Arts
Development of a new work: Ngapa Mayi Purtu Jane Harrison recently spent an inspiring ten days with Moogahlin Performing Arts on Yuwalaraay/Ngemba/Murrawarri Country’s in Goodooga, Brewarrina, & Weilmoringle. After being postponed by more that a year due to the 2021 Covid-19 lockdowns, they were overjoyed to finally have the Murrawarri team together to work on…
Stars on Earth
I met a hero today. And because I have zero social grace, but a keen urge to explore different versions of ‘Blak Words Live’ – including non verbal, I pushed this Blak & Bright tote across the Big Esso table and onto writer, director, DOP and composer Warwick Thornton. Then, proceeded to reel over ‘Samson…
Get set to sparkle 💫 If you’re writing and looking for writing opportunities: prizes, publication, residencies, mentorships or even ethically driven part-time work that’ll nurture your soul and fund your writing career, check out the Blak & Bright Facebook page – we’re regularly posting links for incredible opportunities.
Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival: Schools Program
Busy, busy, busy – as well as writing her latest novel (The Visitor) and curating a series of exciting new Blak & Bright First Nation Literary Festival satellite events (Byron Writers Festival, Mountain Writers Festival, The Wheeler Centre, & AESOP NAIDOC) Jane has been touring schools with the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival Schools Program….
The Bogong: Belonging
26 August 2022, 7.30pm-9pm A featured event in the Byron Writers Festival: Radical Hope program, The Bogong: Belonging celebrates the lived experience in crafted spoken word. A cherished Blak & Bright event, this Arakwal Country iteration presents eight acclaimed First Nations storytellers hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson. At Brunswick Picture House, join Melissa Lucashenko, Evelyn Araluen,…
Borrow A Living Book
28 August 2022, 2pm-3pm Sit down with a local Bundjalung Elder who will share rich stories of their lived experience. A Blak & Bright favourite, this cross-cultural conversation embraces the space and is an inspiring ray of Blak sunshine. Grab a cup of tea and join us in the garden of the Brunswick Picture House….
Byron Writers Festival: Radical Hope
26 – 28 August 2022 Byron Writers Festival is BACK in 2022 for three days of ideas, storytelling and conversations. This year, we’re partnering with the Festival to present two favourite Blak & Bright events: The Bogong, & Borrow a Living Book. Featuring over 140 writers and thinkers including Trent Dalton, Indira Naidoo, Ben Quilty,…