The quest for settlement with Australia’s First Nations continues through personal, political and philosophical spheres. Thomas Mayor, Teela Reid and Kirli Saunders join Ashley Hay to reframe distinct and exciting versions of power, the past and time itself, as presented in Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning. What might be possible for Australia’s narrative when reconciliation between the world’s oldest continuing culture and one of its newest nation states is achieved? And how can a reframing of historical legacies and presumptions create new futures? 

Presented in partnership with Griffith Review.

This is a free event. Bookings are not required, however we recommend that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Kirli Saunders (Australian)

Kirli Saunders

Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman and award-winning international children’s author and poet and artist, as well as a former teacher. Her debut picture book The Incredible Freedom Machines was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and CBCA notables. Her poetry collection, Kindred was shortlisted for the ABIA 2020 Book Awards and Highly Commended in Black&Write. Bindi, a verse novel for children illustrated by Dub Leffler, is the winner of numerous awards including ABIA Children’s Book of the Year, the WA Premier’s Daisy Utemorrah Award and Queensland Literary Awards Children’s Book Award among others  Kirli’s newest picture book Our Dreaming, illustrated by Dub Leffler, will be out in August 2022.