at The Wheeler Centre

Blak & Bright: Official Opening: Read a Blak Book Lately?

We open this year’s Blak & Bright festival with a Welcome to Country, ceremonial song and speeches. Then, hosts Daniel Browning and Evelyn Araluen discuss and review some of the latest – and some of the greatest – Blak books. Hear excerpts and, if you’re lucky, glimpse an author or two.

This event is presented in partnership with Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival and Melbourne Writers Festival.


Portrait of Daniel Browning

Daniel Browning

Daniel Browning is an Aboriginal journalist, radio broadcaster, sound artist and writer. Currently, he is produces and presents Awaye!, the Indigenous art and culture program on the ABC’s specialist journalism and arts network Radio National. Awaye! surveys contemporary Indigenous cultural practice across the arts spectrum. A visual arts graduate, Daniel is also a widely published freelance writer on the arts and culture. 

Portrait of Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a poet, educator and researcher working with Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney. Her work has won the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship. Born, raised, and writing in Dharug country, she is a Bundjalung descendant.


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