fbpx

Four fabulous Blak women with extraordinary lives; Aunty Ronnie Gorrie, Chelsea Watego, Nardi Simpson and moderated by Sonia Cooper. How do they juggle writing lives and busy lives? They have some stories to tell … 


Featuring...

Nardi Simpson

Nardi Simpson (she/her) is a Yuwaalaraay storyteller from NSW’s north west freshwater plains. As a member of Indigenous duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has travelled nationally and internationally for the past 22 years. She is also a founding member of ‘Freshwater,’ an all-female vocal ensemble formed to revive the language and singing traditions of New South…

Chelsea Watego

Chelsea Watego (she/her) (formerly Bond) is a Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman with over 20 years of experience working within Indigenous health as a health worker and researcher. Chelsea’s work has drawn attention to the role of race in the production of health inequalities. Her current ARC Discovery Grant seeks to build an Indigenist…

Sonia Cooper

Sonia Cooper is Yorta Yorta and was raised by Nan on Cummeragunja, NSW. Sonia grew up in Country, she works and lives on Country. Her particular interests are in water, land, environmental science, law (contracts, intellectual property, negligence), culture and cultural protections, structural geology and geopolitics. She works and studies in these fields across various…

Aunty Veronica Gorrie

Ronnie (she/her) was a recipient of Creative Victoria’s First Peoples funding program for the writing of ‘Nullung’. Ronnie was also the recipient of The Wheeler Centre Hot desk Fellowship 2020. Ronnie is also the recipient of the Inaugural First Nation Writer’s Residency for the Australian Council for the Arts 2021 as well as the recipient…

Add to Calendar 2022-03-19 11:15:00 2022-04-25 12:15:00 Australia/Melbourne Sistas Are Doin’ It

Four fabulous Blak women with extraordinary lives; Aunty Ronnie Gorrie, Chelsea Watego, Nardi Simpson and moderated by Sonia Cooper. How do they juggle writing lives and busy lives? They have some stories to tell … 

The Wheeler Centre: Performance Space,

176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

You might also like...

FREE

A Big Life

These first time authors have written captivating memoirs of their extraordinary lives. We hear from Aunty Veronica Gorrie, Aunty Pattie Lees, and Adam Lees. Moderator Aunty Bev Murray.

March 20, 2022
1.45pm—2.45pm
FREE

William Cooper’s Legacy

Schooled at Cummergunga Mission, William Cooper went on to live a lifetime of activism, including protesting in the 1930s against Nazi Germany’s actions. Hear more about this extraordinary man from direct descendant of William Cooper, Leonie Drummond, museum curator, Kimberley Moulton and moderated by ABC journalist Daniel James.

March 20, 2022
11.15am—12.15pm
FREE

LGBTQIA+ Forum

This forum, specifically for LGBTQIA+ Blak writers, will have a focus on navigating the literature industry, facilitated by Ellen van Neerven. Lunch is provided by Mabu Mabu, however dietary requests are limited. This event is reserved for LGBTQIA First Nations people only. Limited spaces available so book in quick. 

March 18, 2022
11.00am—1.00pm