Prize-winning authors Ali Cobby Eckermann and Evelyn Araluen are among a wave of First Nations writers deftly using poetry to confront the complexities of colonial and personal history. A Yankunytjatjara poet, author and memoirist, Eckermann is renowned for her formally innovative body of work, including Inside My Mother and little bit long time, winning the prestigious Windham Campbell Prize in 2017. A descendant of the Bundjalung Nation, Araluen recently won the Stella Prize for her remarkable debut poetry collection Dropbear, which turns the myths of modern Australia inside out.


See them in conversation with Wiradjuri writer, teacher and academic Jeanine Leane about their creative inspirations, contributions to the literary canon and carving a path for a future generation of First Nations writers.


Sunday 11, September 10:30 a.m. Bookings can be made on MWF website here



Ali Cobby Eckermann


Evelyn Araluen


Jeanine Leane


In partnership with Australian Poetry