Fifty years after the 1967 referendum, works by First Nations writers continue to play a key role in activism and change in Australia. Evelyn Araluen, Hannah Donnelly, Nayuka Gorrie and Alison Whittaker are part of the next wave of First Nations women writers. In a not-to-be-missed event, these writers talk about community and courage, including a ‘live lit response’ honouring the matriarchal writers who have shaped their journeys. Hosted by guest curator Ellen van Neerven.

Supported by The Copyright Agency   

Curated by Ellen van Neervan. 

Evelyn Araluen (Australian)

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Evelyn Araluen is a poet, teacher and researcher working with Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney. She has written poetry and criticism for a range of publications, including Overland and Southerly She was the 2017 winner of the Nakata Brophy Award for Young Indigenous Writers and is the coordinator of Black Rhymes Aboriginal Poetry Night. Born and raised on the Dharug lands of Western Sydney, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation.