Festival Program

Free

Local Libraries: Ali Cobby Eckermann

Thu 5 Sep, 7pm
Flemington Library

One of Australia’s most celebrated and award-winning poets Ali Cobby Eckermann discusses her body of work. Eckermann draws on themes close to her heart about the treatment of Indigenous peoples and the Stolen Generation, as well as alienation, family and identity. With Francesca Rendle-Short.

Duration

1 hour

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Session Artists

Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Poet Ali Cobby Eckerman is the author of seven books, including the verse novel Ruby Moonlight, the poetry collection Inside my Mother and the memoir Too Afraid to Cry. In 2017 she was awarded Yale University's Windham Campbell Prize in Poetry.

Francesca Rendle-Short is an award-winning novelist, memoirist and essayist. Her latest book is The Near and The Far Volume 2 (Scribe Publications, 2019). She is an associate professor in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, co-founder and co-director of non/fictionLab and WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange).

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