How did you celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day this year? Perhaps you picked up a book, watched a film, or simply had an honest conversation with a friend or family member to learn more about Indigenous stories, cultures, and languages.
Here at the ILF, we believe that Indigenous Literacy Day is more than a day. Indigenous literacy is something that we as a community should celebrate and learn from every day of the year.
As part of our Indigenous Literacy Day celebrations this year, we are proud to have developed a number of engaging digital workshops with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous creatives, perfect for engaging people of all ages in learning new skills. Plus all proceeds support ILF’s literacy programs; Book Buzz, Book Supply and Community Publishing Projects in 2022.
With leading illustrators Ann James and Alison Lester, published graphic novelist Declan Miller, and digital creatives Sean Stark and Wayne Quilliam, there's something for everyone.
Whether you are in lockdown or not, everyone can participate in one of these creative, online workshops. Check out:
Make a Book with renowned children’s author and illustrator Alison Lester
Once Upon a Doodle: Stories with Pictures with illustrator Ann James
Art, Nature, Recycling and Boomerangs with Gregg Dreise
Comic Basics with Bob and the Box with published graphic novelist, Declan Miller
Hit Record with Confidence, a step by step guide to great videography with Sean Stark
A Yarn within a Yarn within a Yarn, creating original stories with the help of technology with acclaimed photographer, Professor Wayne Quilliam.
For primary school teachers and other early stage educators, there’s also a workshop with specialist educator Shelley Ware, First Nations History and Culture in your Classrooms.
“We are storytellers of more than 65,000 years, and we love to share our knowledge with all Australians.” says ILF Ambassador and TV presenter Shelley Ware.
We know times are challenging for many people, including children in remote communities.
But by engaging in one of our Indigenous Literacy Day workshops, you are supporting children in remote Australia with culturally relevant books, books in first languages and learning resources.
We invite you to join us on our journey of celebrating Indigenous literacy today, and everyday.