Stories and storytelling traditions are central to being Aboriginal in Tasmania. Join Elder puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) as he explores with some of Tasmania’s emerging Aboriginal writers and illustrators some of the issues they face and their aspirations as artists.
The session will include a reading of the award-winning short story announced on opening night for the inaugural Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award.
puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) is a writer of poetry, plays, political and academic papers and short stories. Jim is from the clan plangermairreenner of the Ben Lomond people, a clan of the Cape Portland nation in northeast Tasmania.
Adam Thompson is a pakana man and an emerging writer, based in Launceston. He has a passion for telling stories about Aboriginal themes and characters. In addition to short stories, Adam has an interest in screenwriting for television and film – and is currently co-writing a short-form comedy series for television.
Neika Lehman is a writer, researcher and educator. She is currently living and working in Narrm/Melbourne, where she teaches Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is descended from the Trawlwoolway peoples of North-East Tasmania.
Lauren Gower is currently teaching yoga in small communities in Northeast Tasmania, and has recently graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Masters by Research in Philosophy. She has connections to punnilerpanner country, where she grew up alongside the Mersey River, and also to tebrakunna country, her ancestral country in Northeast Tasmania.
Bronwyn Houston is descended from the Nyiyaparli and Yindjiparndi people of the Wana clan in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Bronwyn was born and bred in Broome and draws her inspiration from the natural world she knows and loves. Bronwyn also works as a graphic designer and has a keen interest in music and photography.
$22.00 General | $17.00 Member / Concession / Student
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