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


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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.

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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 pra... Read more

Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a Goorie and Koori poet, researcher, and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal.


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