Festival Program


Blak & Bright: Treaty, Yeah

Sat 7 Sep, 6pm
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

Victoria is embarking on a treaty process – the first state to do so. How do writers from other states respond, in a creative way, to the idea of a Treaty? Some of the most lyrical and expressive poets and writers pen their responses. With Ali Cobby Eckermann, Uncle Jim Everett, Marie Munkara and Ellen van Neerven. Hosted by Lidia Thorpe.

Update to previously advertised information: this event now commences at 6pm.

An MWF community partnership supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust


1 hour


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