Festival Program


Blak & Bright: Read a Blak Book Lately?

Fri 6 Sep, 6pm
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

Following an official Welcome to Country with ceremonial song and speeches to open the second Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival, hosts Daniel Browning and Evelyn Araluen Corr discuss and review some of the latest, and some of the greatest, Blak books. Hear excerpts and, if you’re lucky, glimpse an author or two.

Update to previously advertised information: this event now commences at 6pm, and runs for 90-minutes.

An MWF community partnership supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust


1 hour 30 minutes


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Highlight Event

Nocturnal: Blak & Bright x MWF

Fri 6 Sep, 7pm

MWF19 and Blak & Bright Festival takes over Melbourne Museum for a special one-off Nocturnal event.

Free Wishlist

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.


Blak & Bright: Treaty, Yeah

Sat 7 Sep, 6pm
Free Wishlist

Victoria is embarking on a treaty process - the first state to do so. Hear writers respond, in a creative way, to the idea of a Treaty.


Meet Blak & Bright artists while enjoying canapés and drinks at acclaimed Indigenous restaurant Charcoal Lane.