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First Nations Write Night

Our First Nations and Friends Write Night is an opportunity to celebrate First Nations stories and storytellers and write in safe, collaborative space.

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Feb 23, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Centre for Stories

Our monthly First Nations Write Night is an opportunity for First Nations people and their friends of all backgrounds to come together to develop their writing alongside one another.

Through an informal conversation we discuss a selected book each month, explore its themes and draw inspiration from them as we work on own writing. All writing styles and forms are welcome – poetry, fiction, memoir, screenplays, etc. People will have the opportunity to share their progress with the group and receive feedback.

Everyone is welcome to attend this safe, collaborative space. You can bring your own snacks or dinner to eat during our break.

This session will be facilitated by Casey Mulder and Luisa Mitchell. The selected text for this month is Guwayu – For All Times edited by Jeanine Leane; it is not essential to have read the text beforehand as we will be reading a selection of the poems together before our discussion.


ABOUT THIS MONTH’S BOOK

And when you really listen
Is your listening deep?
– Ellen van Neerven from ‘Yugambeh and Proud’

Guwayu – For All Times is a collection of First Nations poems commissioned by Red Room Poetry over the past 16 years. The collection is edited by Wiradjuri poet, Dr Jeanine Leane, produced by Red Room Poetry and published by Magabala Books.

Launched in August 2020, Guwayu – For All Times features 63 poems from 36 First Nations poets in 12 First Nations languages, including works by Ali Cobby Eckermann, Bruce Pascoe, Lionel Fogarty, Ellen Van Neerven, Evelyn Araluen, Lorna Munro and many more.


WHAT TO BRING

Bring a notebook/pad and pens, or laptop to write. You are welcome to bring your own dinner/snacks.


TRAVEL AND ACCESSIBILITY

Central Perth Train Station is a 10 minute walk from Centre for Stories. The closest parking is at 6-8 Errichetti Place at Wilson Parking.

Centre for Stories is a wheelchair-accessible building.

Tickets

  • First Nations Book Club and Write Night: 'Guwayu – For All Times'

    Free

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