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Ali Cobby Eckermann - Poetry Workshop

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LEVEL 1, STATE LIBRARY OF QLD

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Write up a storm of new words with Queensland Poetry Festival’s 2017 Indigenous Poet in Residence (sponsored by ATSICHS), award-winning poet Ali Cobby Eckermann. Indigenous writers of all levels are encouraged to attend, and stay afterwards for a night by the fire with Ali in kuril dhagun's Talking Circle.

The workshop is run by internationally awarded poet and writer Yankunytjnatjara woman, Ali Cobby Eckermann. Ali has won the 2017 Windham-Campbell award for a body of work stoked by political and moral outrage, including her most recent collection of poetry, Inside My Mother. The collection is an ode to the Stolen Generations and is dedicated to her birth mother, her grandmothers, and the ngangkari (healers from her Yankunytjnatjara people in the far north of South Australia).

Ali about her workshops: 'Poetry is often personal, yet can define us as a community and a country. In this workshop we will explore "family as a broad but vital network involving both the living and the dead, and the interrelatedness with the environment." Is writing today placed best in the past, present or the future? Let's explore this together.'

Attendance is free and open to all indigenous writers. For ages 16+. Bookings required

Presented in partnership with kuril dhagun.


Image: Ali Cobby Eckermann (c) Annette Willis


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Queensland Poetry Festival: info@queenslandpoetryfestival.com

kuril dhagun
(07) 3842 9824
kuril.dhagun@slq.qld.gov.au


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