Story Ground: A National Symposium on Indigenous Australian Story and Creative Writing

Australia is home to the world’s longest living story traditions, but are our creative writing classrooms a place where Indigenous Australian story can be shared? How might the teaching of creative writing be changed through ongoing relationship to the knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? What can creative writing as a discipline offer in return? The symposium will engage these questions through panel discussions, yarning circles, and creative readings from leading Indigenous writers, academics and storytellers, including members of the university and local First Nations Australian communities.

Presenters on the day include Professor Jill Milroy, Professor Tony Birch, Ellen van Neervan, Dr Jared Thomas, Dr Paul Collis and Lisa Fuller. Their discussions will jump off into yarning circles where participants can discuss the issues they raise in depth.

There will be an evening reading event with stalls. Come along for the day, or drop in after work for some wine and nibblies, browse the books and other items, and get a book signed by the author.

All are welcome to the symposium, the evening reading, or both.

Symposium: 8.30-5.30pm

Evening reading & stalls: 5.30-6.30pm

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