Festival Program


Blak & Bright: Change the Date?: A Hypothetical

Thu 5 Sep, 6pm
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

Blaktivists vs Blakademics argue the toss: should Australia Day happen on 26 January – or not – and why? It’s a serious topic with a dolop of Blak humour. With Nayuka Gorrie, Yvette Holt, Liza-Mare Syron, Jason Tamiru and host Gregory Phillips.


An MWF community partnership supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust


1 hour


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The ASH Podcast

Sat 7 Sep, 11.30am
Free Wishlist

Examining sex, crushes and romance, the ASH Podcast reaches out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities – live for the first time.

Free Wishlist

The official opening of the second Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival, with Daniel Browning and Evelyn Araluen Corr.


On Voice and Power

Sun 8 Sep, 2.30pm

Selina Tusitala Marsh and Ali Cobby Eckermann meet to explore how spoken word and poetry can be a means of resistance and connection.


Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson reflects on his new book about the changing nature of the world and his own journey to activism.This session is Auslan interpreted.