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Blak & Bright Indigenous Literary festival program announced

The program for the inaugural Indigenous Literary Festival Blak & Bright has been announced.

The festival, to be held in Melbourne from 18-21 February, features more than 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander novelists, storytellers, poets, songwriters, playwrights and comedians.

Among the events are three workshops led by authors Anita Heiss, Ellen van Neerven and Kate Howarth; an ‘industry insider’ afternoon on how publishers and editors are working with Indigenous writers; and a keynote ‘Big Stories, Big Genres’ from actor, writer and producer Tony Briggs and author Bruce Pascoe.

Other festival guests include author Ali Cobby Eckerman, poet Samuel Wagan Watson, broadcaster Daniel Browning, Magabala Books publisher Rachel Bin Salleh and QUT publishing and literary studies lecturer Sandra Phillips.

Blak & Bright is presented by First Nations Australia Writers Network with the resident organisations of the Wheeler Centre. To see the full program, click here.



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