Story Ground: A National Symposium on Indigenous Australian Story and Creative Writing
- Faculty of Arts and Design
Australia is home to the world’s longest living story traditions, but are our writing classrooms a place where Indigenous Australian story can be shared? How might the teaching of creative writing be changed through ongoing relationship to the knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? What can creative writing offer in return? The symposium engages these questions through panel discussions, yarning circles, and creative readings from leading Indigenous writers, academics and storytellers, including members of the university and First Nations communities.
Speakers: Speakers on the day include Professor Tony Birch, Dr Paul Collis, Samantha Faulkner, Lisa Fuller, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Ellen van Neerven and Lionel Fogarty. Their discussions will jump off into yarning circles where participants can explore the issues they raise in depth. There will be an evening reading event with stalls. Come along for the day, or drop in after work for some wine and nibblies, browse the books and other items, and get a book signed by the author. All are welcome to either the symposium, the evening reading or both. Symposium: 9.00am -5.30pm Evening reading & stalls: 5.30-7.00pm