IN CONVERSATION: ALISON WHITTAKER AND EVELYN ARALUEN

IN CONVERSATION: ALISON WHITTAKER AND EVELYN ARALUEN

This conversation between two of Australian literature’s sharpest minds and most celebrated poets is also a conversation between friends.

Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet and law scholar. She was a 2017—2018 Fulbright scholar at Harvard Law School, where she was named the Dean’s Scholar in Race, Gender and Criminal Law. In 2017, Alison received the Judith Wright Poetry Prize for MANY GIRLS WHITE LINEN, and in 2015 her first collection Lemons in the Chicken Wire was developed under a black&write! fellowship from the State Library of Queensland. Alison’s latest collection of essays, short fiction and poetry, blakwork, is out in September 2018 with Magabala.

Evelyn Araluen is a poet, researcher and educator working with Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney. In 2017 she was the winner of the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers and in 2018 she won the Judith Wright Poetry Prize. She is a coordinator of Redfern Black Rhymes Aboriginal Poetry Night. Born and raised in Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung Nation.

Featuring: Alison Whittaker and Evelyn Araluen

Tickets: $15 FULL | $12 CONCESSION

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Date/Time
Date(s) - August 26, 2018
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Location
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts – Performance Space

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