Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CELEBRATING THE VOICE 9 Thursday 21 May 2009

The acclaimed Celebrating the Voice - Indigenous Writers night returns, featuring Dr Anita Heiss, Aunty Barbara Nicholson, Dr Ernie Blackmore, Elizabeth Hodgson and Natoli McLeod representing Uncle Bobby McLeod. Supported by South Coast Writers’ Centre and the University of Wollongong.

When: 6pm, Thursday 21 May 2009
Where: Wollongong City Gallery, corner of Burelli and Kembla Streets, Wollongong
Cost: Free All welcome
Bookings and information: Please contact South Coast Writers’ Centre on 02 4228 0151 or

About Dr Anita Heiss

Dr Anita Heiss has published non-fiction, historical fiction, ‘chicklit’, poetry and social commentary. She is a regular guest at writers' festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Indigenous Studies. Anita is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and lives in Sydney. Her latest book is Avoiding Mr Right (Bantam, 2008).

About Aunty Barbara Nicholson
Barbara Nicholson is a senior Aboriginal woman from the Illawarra district of New South Wales, traditional lands of the Wodi Wodi people. She holds an Honorary Senior Fellowship in the Faculty of Law at Wollongong University. She writes and performs poetry, and her work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including the Link Up collection, Life, Love and Pain and The Strength of Us as Women: Black Women Speak and the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature.

About Dr Ernie Blackmore
Playwright and author Dr Ernie Blackmore is a lecturer at the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre, University of Wollongong. Dr Blackmore's first book Speakin Out Blak was released in 2008.

About Elizabeth Hodgson
Elizabeth Hodgson is a Wiradjuri woman and was born in Wellington. Elizabeth has been a guest poet in many places including Macedonia, Melbourne, and for the Australian Poetry Centre’s inaugural poetry festival in Castlemaine and the Brisbane Writers Festival.

Cassie Charlton - Operations Manager
South Coast Writers Centre

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