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Blak & Bright

Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival is a celebration of First Nation stories, books and writers from Thursday 17 until Sunday 20 March 2022.

Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival is a celebration of First Nation stories, books and writers from Thursday 17 until Sunday 20 March 2022.

Blak & Bright brings together the world’s oldest storytelling traditions in bold and innovative ways.  Featuring over 65 exciting storytellers in a program of 27 events from oral stories to epic novels, from poems to monologues, from history to activism, from food to country.

Curated to give voice to those that are rarely heard, guests include Tony Birch, Claire G. Coleman, Elders, Jazz Money, Nardi Simpson, Ellen van Neerven, Tara June Winch, Chelsea Watego, Alexis Wright, Yung Tent Embassy activist plus more.

‘’We have designed a bold new festival with new talent, new stories and new events, delivered in new hybrid ways, while bringing back old favourites (artists and events). We figure Blak stories are needed more urgently than ever, in the face of climate change, pandemics, Blak Lives Matter. We need access to connection, compassion and country through stories. Here’s to Blak words live.’’ – Jane Harrison, Festival Director.

Blak & Bright’s full program of events and artists will be announced on February 1st via their social pages @blakandbright.

blakandbright.com.au

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