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Stop Press: Ali Eckermann Writing Workshop for Aboriginal People

  • Museum of Innocence 31 Deakin Avenue Mildura, VIC, 3500 Australia (map)
Ali Cobby Eckermann

Ali Cobby Eckermann

We are excited to invite local Aboriginal people to a FREE writing workshop in Mildura on April 12 and is of interest to Indigenous writers of all levels.

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 workshop: '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 open and free, but please contact and book a spot with Chris McKenzie at: cmckenzie@skymesh.com.au

The workshops is supported by: PEN Melbourne, Arts Mildura, Copyright Agency, and MDAS.