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ASAL conference to focus on Indigenous writing

This year’s Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) conference will be held in Canberra from 6-9 July, and will include a focus on Indigenous writing.

Melissa Lucashenko, author of Mullumbimby (UQP), will deliver ASAL’s annual Barry Andrews address, while other sessions will focus on topics such as ‘writing decolonisation’ and ‘Indigenous insurgency in the West’.

The program also includes a panel discussion on the future of Australian literary journals and sessions on writers Anita Heiss, Christos Tsiolkas and Peter Carey.

The winners of the ALS Gold Medal and the Mary Gilmore Award for poetry will be announced on 6 July during the conference. To see the shortlist for the ALS Gold Medal, click here.

The full conference program is available here.


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