09 July 2021, 6:30pm
|Cost||$35 ($30 for concession and State Library Victoria Cultural Members) plus a $4 transaction fee. Tickets for First Nations people are free.|
|Location||Conversation Quarter and Hansen Hall|
|Accessibility||Has wheelchair access|
Join us for a special celebration of the power of Indigenous storytelling, poetry and music.
This event will honour the 2021 NAIDOC Week theme of ‘Heal Country’, and is the first in a new series of seasonal creative salons presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre.
About the event
Following a Welcome to Country, acclaimed activist and Miles Franklin-shortlisted author Tony Birch will share selected poems from his new collection Whisper songs, which traverses the personal and political, and challenges the past to speak up by interrogating the archive.
Then, Birch will speak with David Unaipon Award-winning author and distinguished professor Larissa Behrendt about her extraordinary new novel After story, which fuses Western literature and Indigenous storytelling in a moving exploration of love and familial secrets.
Rounding out a unique and powerful evening, 22-year-old Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal and Badu Island songbird Kee’ahn will perform her soulful melodies of identity, heartbreak and healing.
Enjoy a drink from our bar, which will be open before, during and after the event.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.