NAIDOC WEEK - Always Was, Always Will Be - First Nations Storytellers in Conversation
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About The Event
About the event:
NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations. Join us to hear 3 celebrated contemporary First Nations storytellers - Claire G. Coleman, Nardi Simpson& Jeanine Leane discuss their works in conversation with Daniel Browning.
This FREE event takes place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting details form part of your ticket, emailed to you after registration.
You also have the option of paying $5 for your ticket. All money raised from $5 ticket sales will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
You can also select a range of Event+Book ticket combos and opt to have your copies shipped to you anywhere in Australia for free!
About the storytellers:
Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar woman whose family have belonged to the south coast of Western Australia since long before history started being recorded. She wrote her bestselling and prize-winning book Terra Nullius while travelling around Australia in a caravan. The Old Lie, her thrilling and ambitious new novel, takes us to a familiar world to ask what we have learned from the past.
Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician, composer and educator from North West NSW freshwater plains. A founding member of Indigenous folk duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has been performing nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her debut novel, Song of the Crocodile was a winner of the black&write! writing fellowship. Full of music, Yuwaalaraay language and exquisite description, Song of the Crocodile is a lament to choice and change, and the unyielding land that sustains us all, if only we could listen to it.
Dr Jeanine Leane , a Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic from southwest New South Wales, edited Guwayu — For All Times a fiercely uncensored collection features 61 poems from First Nations poets in 12 First Nations languages. Together they journey through a range of poetic forms from lyric, confessional, protest, narrative and song, showcasing new voices and established poets. Guwayu — For All Times was commissioned by Red Room Poetry, a leading arts organisation committed to making poetry in meaningful ways.
"The Australian literary landscape needs this bold, brave intervention to wake it up from the 232-year slumber and the dream of the settler mythscape. Guwayu breaks the silence—feel the beauty—hear our words." - Dr Jeanine Leane
About the moderator:
Daniel Browning is an Aboriginal journalist, radio broadcaster, documentary maker, sound artist and writer. Currently, he produces and presents Awaye!, the Indigenous art and culture program on ABC Radio National. Awaye! surveys contemporary Indigenous cultural practice across the arts spectrum. Daniel is a descendant of the Bundjalung and Kullilli peoples of far northern New South Wales and south-western Queensland.
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