Aboriginal Authors: read and discuss events

ANTaR ACT as part of its community and education focus is starting:

Aboriginal Authors: A read and discuss event
on the second Wednesday of each month in 2018
From 7 to 9 p.m, supper provided.

UPDATE: With Valerie, the convenor of these events, moving out of the ACT, the remainder of the events scheduled for 2018 are on hold from July and we are looking at other options. Please let us know if you are interested in future events, through info@antaract.org.au.

Program:

MARCH 14: Am I Black Enough For You? – Anita Heiss

APRIL 11: “Too Deadly” is a fitting title for this powerful and diverse collection of First Nations writings. Offerings include prose and narrative poetry; flash fiction, fiction and creative non-fiction; and life writing. The writers gathered bring to the fore evocative snippets from the many different nations of Indigenous Australia; the themes range from the personal to the political – the big and the small picture leap off the page.  Discussion with Authors from Us Mob Writing
Discussion summary.

MAY 9: Paul Irish’s “Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney” published by NewSouth Books, 2017.  Well written history of the Aboriginal people of the Sydney region in the 19th century and how they dealt with the expansion of Sydney.
Discussion summary.

JUNE 13: What it Means to be an Aboriginal Person by Margaret Kemarre Turner
(*** Note: this discussion has been cancelled – please contact ANTaR ACT if any questions***)

JULY 11: Dancing Home by Paul Collis Discussion with Author

AUGUST 8: Serious Whitefella Stuff – When solutions became the problem in Indigenous Affairs by Mark Moran

SEPTEMBER 12: Our stories are our survival by Lawrence Bamblett  Discussion with Author TBC

OCTOBER 10: “Night Animals” by Bruce Pascoe

ESSENTIAL: All are welcome. Register your interest on info@antaract.org.au or call 0406 052 339.

Facilitated by Valerie Albrecht ANTaR ACT member, author and speech pathologist for remote communities.

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