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Flock: First Nations Stories

Hear from contributors to Flock, a brilliant new anthology showcasing some of the finest short stories by First Nations writers from the last 25 years.

Event Information

WHEN / Premieres Thu 14 Oct, 5am AEDT (Wed 13 Oct, 7pm BST)
WHERE / Online via YouTube
TICKETS / Free, no bookings required

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Flock is a brilliant new anthology showcasing some of the finest short stories by First Nations writers from the last 25 years. A tableau of narratives spanning elegies for Country and reflections on colonial dispossession, it calls to attention the ongoing resonance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling across generations. In a conversation curated by Bridget Caldwell-Bright, Bryan Andy, Mykaela Saunders and Adam Thompson speak about their contributions to a vital new collection.

The event will premiere on the Cheltenham Festivals’ YouTube channel. Following the event it will be available to view free of charge here.

Supported by the Australian High Commission


Biographies

Adam Thompson is a pakana writer from Launceston, Tasmania. He has been published by the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Griffith Review and Kill Your Darlings. Adam’s debut short story collection, Born Into This, was published by UQP in February 2021.

Bryan Andy is a Yorta Yorta man from Cummeragunja, NSW. Bryan is a freelance writer, radio broadcaster, dramaturg and Aboriginal cultural consultant. He has been published by Lonely Planet, NITV, ABC Online, IndigenousX, the Guardian, Witness Performance and Meanjin. Bryan is the host of ACMI’s First Nations Film Club. He identifies as gay.

Mykaela Saunders is a writer of Dharug and Lebanese descent who belongs to the Tweed Goori community. Mykaela has won prizes for fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and research. She has worked in Aboriginal education since 2003, and her research explores trans-generational trauma and healing in her community.