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 an Elder of the Wadi Wadi people of the Illawarra region. She is project leader of the Black Wallaby Writers and Chief Editor of Dreaming Inside: Voices from Junee Correctional Centre. She is a poet, activist, recipient of numerous awards in Aboriginal Education, a published academic, university lecturer and has taught course work to inmate students at Goulburn Gaol and JCC. She holds a degree in English Literature (Newcastle) and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (UOW).

John Muk Muk Burke (Australian)

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Mukky is a Wiradjuri Elder and Black Wallaby team member. His book 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. Mukky was a judge for the David Unaipon Awards for five years and has lectured at NTU and CSU. His book Late Poems from the Murrumbidgee will be published this year.

Aunty Barbara Nicholson (Australian)

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Aunty Barbara Nicholson is an Elder of the Wadi Wadi people of the Illawarra region. She is project leader of the Black Wallaby Writers and Chief Editor of Dreaming Inside: Voices from Junee Correctional Centre. She is a poet, activist, recipient of numerous awards in Aboriginal Education, a published academic, university lecturer and has taught course work to inmate students at Goulburn Gaol and JCC. She holds a degree in English Literature (Newcastle) and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (UOW).