Established in 2016, this four-day literary showcase highlights the work of First Nations writers across genres ranging from poetry and plays to oral stories and epic novels. Attend keynote speeches, online workshops, industry networking events, and more across the CBD and online with a line-up of more than sixty First Nations writers.
Many of the sessions are free, including 'Architecture and Design: A Blak Aesthetic'? where attendees can join a panel discussion that will explore reflecting Aboriginal world views through design and aesthetic. Or, if you're interested in filmmaking, you can join creatives Daniel Browning, Tony Briggs and Nayuka Gorrie for 'Big Screen Writing', a conversation around making film and television hits.
The rest of the sessions vary in price, starting at around the $20 mark. Explore the 'Borrow a Living Book' sessions, where attendees can sit down with an Elder and listen as they share stories about their lived experiences. Or book in for 'Walkin Country, Walkin Birrarung', a two-hour tour with oral historian Dean Stewart that explores the hidden stories of the river now commonly referred to as the Yarra.
To view the full line-up of events, head to the Blak and Bright website.
For a majority of events, venues are wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpretation is available upon request.