Kim Scott: Opening Night Address

Things to do, Talks and discussions Deakin Edge , Melbourne Friday August 25 2017
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Kim Scott: Opening Night Address
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The opening party of the Melbourne Writers Festival will feature an enlightening talk by one of Australia's most powerful authors

West Australian novelist and professor Kim Scott will open the festival as part of a celebration on the identities, stories and resistance of Australia’s First Nations people. Scott – who is a descendent of the Noongar people and was the first Indigenous author to win the Miles Franklin Award – will discuss his literary career, in which he has reconstructed narratives of Indigenous experience and challenged existing histories in novels like Benang and his most recent work, Taboo. Stick around for performances by the Mission Songs Project and hit the dancefloor when DJ Sovereign Trax – AKA Hannah Donnelly – drops music by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

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Venue name: Deakin Edge
Address: Federation Square
Cnr Flinders St & Swanston St
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders Street
Price: $50
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