Discussing Indigenous Writing at Adelaide Writers Week
On Thursday 7 March, our Foundation hosted an Indigenous writers panel as part of Adelaide Writers Week. Authors Ali Cobby Eckermann, Dylan Coleman and Jeanine Leane joined our Program manager, Tina Raye to talk about literacy, Indigenous writing and to read from their prize-winning novels.
The audience responded enthusiastically - some attendees said that it was the best panel of the festival.
“Parents, carers, elders and brothers and sisters are reading to their younger ones. It’s great to see a big mob of children sitting around one older person who is reading to them. It also helps with bonding and attachment with the little ones. It’s a fantastic resource.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) acknowledges First Nations peoples and recognises their continuous connection to Country, community and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and honour the sharing of traditional stories passed down through generations. In particular, ILF acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our head office is based in Sydney.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation further recognises the important role that language and storytelling have for culture and community, and the responsibilities that come with our work in these areas. If you notice any information you believe is inaccurate, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation works as an initiative of the Australian Book Industry with the
Indigenous Literacy Foundation is registered with the ACNC and is a Public Benevolent Institution with DGR1 and TCC status.