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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.

Beautiful picture books share the stories of Aboriginal culture, read by Maurial Spearim. Suitable for under 6 years of age. 


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Maurial Spearim

Maurial Spearim is a Gamilaraay, Kooma, Muruwari woman who draws strength from her connection to Country and People. A writer, actor and singer interested in exploring theatre, song and dance through the expressions of the body and the utterance of the voice, where artforms are combined to create a story evocative of past, present and…

Add to Calendar 2022-03-19 11:00:00 2022-03-19 12:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Picture Books Tell a Thousand Words

Beautiful picture books share the stories of Aboriginal culture, read by Maurial Spearim. Suitable for under 6 years of age. 

Readings Kids,

315 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053

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Alexis Wright reads from her award winning oeuvre and a special treat – an excerpt from a new work. Alexis Wright will be live-streaming in. Moderated by Jane Harrison.

March 19, 2022
3.45pm—4.45pm
FREE

Keynote: State of the Nations

John Paul Janke will present an overview of how First Nations’ communities are faring, with startling insights into progress made and where more improvement is needed.

March 17, 2022
6.30pm—7.30pm
FREE

Education Day

Explore the rich history of First Nations storytelling through a special education event at State Library Victoria. Blak & Bright is hosting our first-ever education day at State Library Victoria for secondary students in years 9 -10. Featuring award-winning authors Kirli Saunders (Bindi), Jared Thomas (Songs that sound like blood), Thomas Mayor (Freedom Day) and…

March 17, 2022
10.00am—2.15pm