Teaching with BlackWords Symposium 2017

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black&write! had the pleasure of attending AustLit’s inaugural Teaching with BlackWords Symposium co-hosted by the School of Communication and Arts (University of Queensland) and Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning (University of Technology Sydney). The sold-out event featured a stellar line-up of educators and writers who generously shared their insights and strategies on teaching Aboriginal and … Read more

black&write! session at 2017 IPEd Brisbane conference: Editing work with Indigenous content

The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) is the peak body for editing professionals in Australia, and they recently held a national conference at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. We had the opportunity to work with the national IPEd conference, so black&write! presents to you our session from that day; In Conversation between Dr Sandra … Read more

Jabu Birriny (land and sea) exhibition at kuril dhagun

On Friday SLQ launched its latest exhibition in kuril dhagun, Jabu Birriny (land and sea). The showcase highlights the unique location and lifestyle of Yarrabah through depictive print works, weaving and ceramics along side digital stories from the artists.   Exhibiting artists Elverina Johnson and Aunty Philomena Yeatman joined us along with Yarrabah Arts and … Read more

Brisbane Writers Festival: UPLIT 2017

kuril dhagun was once again fortunate enough to partner with Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) 2017 on a number of events during the course of the festival week. Two notable events included the Night by the Fire talk with black&write! fellowship-winning author Claire Coleman and a private screening session of the critically acclaimed film Zach’s Ceremony with creator Alec … Read more

Family History workshops

Knowing who you are and where your family or ‘mob’ is from, is integral to personal identity and well-being. Due to a history of forced removals, separation and dispossession, family history research and tracing family through archives and libraries is sometimes the only way that Indigenous people can piece together their family’s stories. In partnership with Community and Personal … Read more

Cape York Leaders Program

Written by Willie Prince On Saturday 22nd  July 2017 kuril dhagun helped to host the Cape York Leaders Program (CYLP) and their series  of workshops for their students. Lesley Acres from the SLQ Indigenous Library Services Team  was approached and consulted by  CYLP Staff to hold a day of activities throughout the whole of SLQ. kuril … Read more