Event held on November 28

Sovereign Stories: 10 years of black&write!

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Event runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daily, until 15/05/2022


Storytelling is at the heart of being human and sparks important connections between audiences and storytellers. Australia has the oldest continuous storytelling tradition on this planet. But for centuries, the humanity of First Nations peoples has been hidden behind stereotypes, myths and prejudices. Sovereign Stories: 10 years of black&write! brings together a decade of storytelling from some of Australia’s brightest First Nations voices and explores how writers and editors are driving social change within the publishing industry for future generations. Delve into the process writers go through, writing inspiration, and what the “mysterious” editing process can involve. Celebrate a decade of creative collaborations between authors and editors who have been part of the black&write! Project – the first program of its kind – and discover some truly special First Nations stories.