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Words in Progress

Featuring Tara June Winch, Charmaine Papertalk Green, Claire G Coleman and Declan Fry. 

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WHEN / Sun 20 Mar, 4.15–5.25pm
WHERE / The Wheeler Centre
TICKETS / Free, registrations required

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Join award-winning writers Tara June Winch (The Yield), Charmaine Papertalk Green (Nganajungu Yagu) and Claire G Coleman (The Old Lie) as they discuss the how, when, where, what and why of their writing practices, with Declan Fry.

In partnership with Blak & Bright Festival

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Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri writer based in France. She is the author of The Yield, which won the 2020 Miles Franklin award and was shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize, After the Carnage and Swallow the Air. A 10th anniversary edition of Swallow the Air was issued in 2016. She is the recipient of the international Rolex Mentor and Protégé prize, which saw her mentored by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka.

Charmaine Papertalk Green is an award-winning WA poet belonging to Wajarri, Badimaya and Nhanagardi Wilunyu peoples. She is the author of Nganajungu Yagu, Tiptoeing Tod the Tracker, Just Like That, and the co-author of False Claim of Colonial Thieves with WA poet John Kinsella.

Claire G Coleman is a Noongar woman who writes fiction, essays, poetry and art writing while either living in Naarm (Melbourne) or on the road. She is the author of Terra Nullius and The Old Lie. Her latest work is Lies, Damned Lies: A personal exploration of the impact of colonisation.

Declan Fry was born on Wongatha country in Kalgoorlie and has written for The Guardian, Saturday Paper, Overland, Australian Book Review, Liminal, Sydney Review of Books, Cordite, Kill Your Darlings and Westerly. His Meanjin essay ‘Justice for Elijah or a Spiritual Dialogue with Ziggy Ramo, Dancing’ received the 2021 Peter Blazey Fellowship.