Fri, 30 Apr|
Main Hall - Newtown Anglican Church
Anita Heiss - Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray - Book Launch
Join us to celebrate the launch of award-winning author Anita Heiss' latest novel. Set on timeless Wiradyuri country, and based on devastating true events, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) is an epic story of love, loss and belonging.
Time & Location
30 Apr 2021, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Main Hall - Newtown Anglican Church, 189 Church St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
We're delighted to celebrate the launch of Anita Heiss's novel, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray.
Set on timeless Wiradyuri country, where the life-giving waters of the rivers can make or break dreams, and based on devastating true events, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) is an epic story of love, loss and belonging.
This is a ticketed event. RSVP is essential as numbers are limited.
About the Book
Gundagai, 1852 The powerful Murrumbidgee River surges through town leaving death and destruction in its wake. It is a stark reminder that while the river can give life, it can just as easily take it away. Wagadhaany is one of the lucky ones. She survives. But is her life now better than the fate she escaped? Forced to move away from her miyagan, she walks through each day with no trace of dance in her step, her broken heart forever calling her back home to Gundagai. When she meets Wiradyuri stockman Yindyamarra, Wagadhaany’s heart slowly begins to heal. But still, she dreams of a better life, away from the degradation of being owned. She longs to set out along the river of her ancestors, in search of lost family and country. Can she find the courage to defy the White man’s law? And if she does, will it bring hope ... or heartache?
About the Author
Dr Anita Heiss Dr Anita Heiss is an award-winning author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, children’s novels and blogs. She is a proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation of central New South Wales, an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, the GO Foundation and Worawa Aboriginal College. Anita is a board member of University of Queensland Press and Circa Contemporary Circus, and is a Professor of Communications at the University of Queensland. As artist in residence at La Boite Theatre in 2020, Anita began adapting her novel Tiddas (S&S, 2014) for the stage. Her novel Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms (S&S 2016) set in Cowra during World War II, was the 2020 University of Canberra Book of the Year. Anita enjoys eating chocolate, running and being a 'creative disruptor'.
Event Ticket Only
This is your ticket to the launch of Anita Heiss' 'Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray'. If you would like to pre-purchase a book, please select the 'Event Ticket and Book' option.
Event Ticket + Book
Your ticket to the launch, plus a pre-ordered copy of This is 'Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray'. We'll bring your copy to the launch.
ILF - Donation
Indigenous Literacy Foundation Support