A performance by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers
The Story Ground research team from the University of Canberra’s Centre for Creative and Cultural Research warmly invites you to the Write Yourself Reading Night, on February 9th at 7pm.
The Reading Night will be the culmination of a six-day creative writing intensive for new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers, run by team member Dr Paul Collis. The intensive invites community members and students to write their own stories in their own words in the university environment. The intensive is designed to support Indigenous writing, and to help strengthen important links between the university, Indigenous, and literary communities. This is the first intensive of a series in our project, and and we would be honoured if you would join us to hear the first fruits of this exciting initiative and our writers’ hard work.
About the Story Ground Research Project
The Story Ground Research Project, conducted by members of UC’s Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, is supported by a grant from the Indigenous Languages and Arts Program within the Commonwealth Department of Communications and the Arts. The project investigates the intersection of Indigenous story practices with creative writing pedagogy, and how this intersection can be used both to target the recruitment and engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and to lift cultural competency across the university community. To do this, the project entwines creative and traditional research with teaching and community outreach.
Where: University Theatrette (1A21), University of Canberra, Bruce
When: Friday, 9 February 2018, 7pm-9pm
FREE: Attendance is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
To register, go to this link on Eventbrite.
With warm regards,
The Story Ground Research Team
Jen Crawford, Paul Collis, Jordan Williams and Lisa Fuller