Festival Program


Readings Recommends: Indigenous Non-Fiction

Fri 6 Sep, 10am
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

Academic Tyson Yunkaporta’s Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World asks how we might do things differently, while author Bruce Pascoe (Dark Emu) tries to redress the past. They offer a way of thinking about the future. With Readings book seller Marie Matteson.

This session is free, no bookings are required. 


1 hour

Session code




Session Artists

Marie is a bookseller at Readings Carlton with over 15 years experience in the trade. She convenes a number of book clubs for Readings and has a particular interest in queer and non-fiction literature.

Bruce Pascoe is an award-winning writer and a Bunurong man. His books include Dark Emu, Book of the Year at the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. He works to preserve the Wathaurong language through the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative and was 2018 Dreamtime Person of the Year, recognising his significant contribution to Indigenous culture.

Tyson belongs to the Apalech Clan from Cape York and is a published researcher, poet and author and an exhibited artist and traditional maker. His latest book is Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking can Save the World.

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