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When Joy Harjo became US Poet Laureate in June 2019, she became the first Native American to hold that position.  Ali Cobby Eckermann was the first Aboriginal Australian to win Yale University’s prestigious Windham-Campbell prize, awarded annually for excellence in writing.  These two trailblazing women are powerful voices in international literature, complex, activist, and authentic.  They describe the challenges they have overcome to achieve their stunning literary success, and how they write them into their poems.


This session has been modified following Tommy Orange’s decision to cancel his appearances to Adelaide Writers’ Week, Perth Festival and Melbourne – City of Literature due to family reasons. We apologise for the disappointment, and hope to welcome him at a later date.

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