This year, South Coast Writers Centre and University of Wollongong’s annual Indigenous Writers Night, Celebrating the Voice, will see the launch of a groundbreaking multilingual anthology of writing from the Northern Territory.
This Country Anytime Anywhere is a contemporary collection of writing from both award-winning and new writers from the Northern Territory.
Celebrating the Voice will be the closing event of the second National Indigenous Writers and Educators Conference. This conference was held in Darwin last year, and will attract writers from all over Australia, including Miles Franklin Award winner Kim Scott.
In Wollongong to launch This Country Anytime Anywhere will be one of Australia’s most vibrant new poets, Ali Cobby Eckermann, alongside Marie Munkara, Rosemary Plummer, and Maureen Nampijinpa O’Keefe, from the Barkly region of the Northern Territory.
South Coast Writers Centre Director Ali Smith said “Celebrating the Voice is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear the extraordinary work of these women and to hear their stories told live. It’s a chance to share in an experience that audiences will long remember.”
The women from the Territory will be joined by artist, writer and songwriter Peter Yanada McKenzie, who will close the night with poetry and song.
The Celebrating the Voice Indigenous Writers Night will take place at 6pm, Thursday 19 May, at Wollongong City Gallery. This free event is part of the Sydney Writers Festival, and all are welcome.
Further inquiries: Ali Smith – 0431 689 465 Cassie Charlton – 0431 150 713