Yearly Archives: 2019 Back

Celebrating Jarjum Stories

kuril dhagun was brimming with excitement last week! Our space was filled with kid’s voices, laughter and song as we celebrated the launch of Jingeri Jingeri as part of the Jarjum Stories showcase. Jingeri Jingeri is an interlingual book written in English and Yugambeh languages about a very cheeky willy wagtail. The book was created … Read more

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