The South Coast Writers Centre presents readings from the anniversary edition of Dreaming Inside – Voices from Junee Correctional Centre, Volume 5. This anthology of writing by inmates includes special contributions from Black Wallaby Writers Jim Everett and Bruce Pascoe, with a keynote by Tony Birch. This session includes readings by John Muk Muk Burke, Aunty Barbara Nicholson and Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis.

South Coast Writers Centre’s Indigenous Writing program is supported by the Wollongong Art Gallery and Arts NSW.

 

Entry is $5. All proceeds to South Coast Writers Centre's Indigenous program. Tickets available at the door.

 

 

Aunty Barbara Nicholson (Australian)

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Aunty Barbara Nicholson is a senior Wadi Wadi woman from the Illawarra and project leader of the Black Wallaby Writers. A poet, activist, lecturer in Aboriginal Studies at University of NSW and University of Wollongong, she has taught course work to inmate students at Goulburn Gaol and Junee Correctional Centre. She is part of both the Human Research Ethics Committee at UOW and the Ethics Committee for the Australian Institute of Criminology in Canberra. She has published academic writing and is the Chief Editor of the Dreaming Inside anthology.

John Muk Muk Burke (Australian)

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John Muk Muk Burke is a Wiradjuri man, born in Narrandera. He travelled for 40 odd years as an itinerant labourer, factory worker, bottle washer, student, teacher and lecturer at the Northern Territory University and Charles Sturt University. His fiction Bridge of Triangles won the 1993 Unaipon Award and his poetry volume Night Song and Other Poems won the national Kate Challis RAKA Award in 2000. He is in the steering committee of the Black Wallaby Writers project.

Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis (Australian)

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Friederike is the Director of the South Coast Writers Centre, as well as an editor, publisher and author of fiction and non-fiction. She has worked as a journalist in Germany and taught at the University of Wollongong. She is the author of On the Reception of Aboriginal Art in German Art Space.

Aunty Barbara Nicholson (Australian)

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Aunty Barbara Nicholson is a senior Wadi Wadi woman from the Illawarra and project leader of the Black Wallaby Writers. A poet, activist, lecturer in Aboriginal Studies at University of NSW and University of Wollongong, she has taught course work to inmate students at Goulburn Gaol and Junee Correctional Centre. She is part of both the Human Research Ethics Committee at UOW and the Ethics Committee for the Australian Institute of Criminology in Canberra. She has published academic writing and is the Chief Editor of the Dreaming Inside anthology.