Indigenous Living Poetry Narrative!
Bond University Library Services, the Nyombil Centre and the Student Society for Indigenous Awareness (SSIA) presents The Indigenous Living Poetry Narrative. This event highlights the poetic literature of Indigenous writers and raises funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Come along and immerse yourself in selected works of Indigenous authors - narratives of Aboriginal history expressed in poetry. Students, staff, and friends of the Nyombil Centre will recite poetic works from Kath Walker and others, giving light to the importance of Indigenous languages through stories and poems.
Bond University Library is fortunate to have in the collection publications by the poet Kath Walker. Kath is also known as Oodgeroo from the Noonuccal tribe and the custodian of the land Minjerribah - the islands of Moreton Bay.
In 2014 and 2015 Library Services and the Nyombil Centre raised funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation by hosting a Great Book Swap. The ILF is a national book industry charity advocating for more equal access to literacy resources in remote communities. We would like to again collaborate and help raise funds for the ILF to provide books to Aboriginal communities.
You can help raise funds at the event by:
- purchasing Indigenous Living Poetry Narrative book marks
- buying SSIA home baked goodies
- donating busker-style for each poetry reader
Artwork Water into Wine reproduced here courtesy of artist Narelle Urquhart.
- 19 September, 2017
- 12:00pm - 1:15pm
- Main Library
- Special Events