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To celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day, the Tasmanian Writers Centre and the Tasmanian branch of Children’s Book Council of Australia are collaborating to present two days of events at Moonah Arts Centre titled Hidden Stories.
An evening event will take place on Wednesday 7th September from 6pm – 8.30pm with the theme of “Broadening the conversation”. This will be followed by a full afternoon of events on Sunday 11th September from 1pm – 5pm focusing on the theme “Celebrating the stories”.
Some of the most respected Aboriginal writers and speakers from Tasmania and beyond have agreed to participate in an exciting program that will include storytelling, dance, song, discussion and film.
Highlights on Wednesday 7th September include:
- Madalena Andersen-Ward to sing people in
- Set-the-scene stories from Auntie Vicki Green, an elder from Flinders Island
- A keynote speech from academic and writer Greg Lehman: Telling True Stories on Country
- A screening of Jim Everett’s Blood of Life film ( producer Troy Melville)
- Dr Margaret Bromley and Professor Maggie Walter in conversation
Highlights on Sunday 11th September include:
- Craig Everett and his dance troupe performing a welcome dance
- NSW Premier’s Literary Award winner Bruce Pascoe in conversation with Greg Lehman about his award winning book Dark Emu
- Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder Patsy Cameron on the magic of children’s stories
- Bruce Pascoe and animator Tony Thorne in conversation
- Jim Everett discussing Knowledge Maintenance
- An emerging writers panel discussion
Tickets for each event will be $10.
All profits will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
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