Writing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Characters in Fiction

By black&write! Editor Intern Jasmin McGaughey There can be a slight feeling of apprehension some writers’ face when they include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander characters in their work, because there is, and should be, pressure to get representation right. This pressure comes from readers, and attempts to prevent stereotyping, perpetuating incorrect and negative discourses, … Read more

Welcome Allanah and Jasmin!

The black&write! project offers internships to aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander editors who want to work with Indigenous literature. In 2019 black&write! was able to offer two internships, to Allanah Hunt and Jasmin McGaughey. Over the course of ten months the interns will be able to gain valuable career pathways and develop editing skills … Read more

Welcome Nakita Kirby

Nakita Kirby has joined kuril dhagun full time as a Program Assistant and is working with us to assist kuril dhagun with the delivery of our programs, events and every day activities. Come in and say hi to Nakita on your next visit to State Library of Queensland. Tell us about yourself? My name is … Read more

‘Sovereign People: Sovereign Stories’ FNAWN National Workshop

FNAWN Logo designed by Lisa Fuller

The black&write! team recently attended the highly anticipated Sovereign People: Sovereign Stories national workshop held in Canberra from 23rd to 26th August in conjunction with Canberra Writers Festival. Hosted by the First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN), the peak representative body for First Nations Australia writers, poets and storytellers, the conference featured an incredible line-up … Read more