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.
Daniel Browning is an ABC journalist and radio broadcaster, and is from the Bundjalung and Kullilli peoples of northern New South Wales and south-western Queensland. A trained artist and freelance arts writer, Daniel produces and presents Radio National’s Indigenous art and culture program, Awaye!
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.