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The Darkside


Melanie Saward + Jasmin McGaughey + Evelyn Araluen + Loki Liddle

kuril dhagun, level 1, State Library

Free event

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Melanie Saward

Melanie Saward

Melanie Saward is a proud Bigambul and Wakka Wakka woman. She is a writer, editor, and university lecturer based in Tulmur (Ipswich), Queensland. Her debut novel Burn was published by Affirm Press in 2023 and she’s also had work published in the literary journals Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, and has fiction published in the anthologies Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now, and New Australian Fiction. Her first romantic comedy novel, Love Unleashed, will be published by Penguin Random House in August.

Jasmin McGaughey

Jasmin McGaughey

Jasmin is a Torres Strait Islander and African American writer and editor. In 2019 she was lucky enough to be a black&write! editor intern and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter recipient. She has been able to write for Overland, Kill Your Darlings, SBS Voices, & Griffith Review.

Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a Goorie/Koorie poet, researcher and the co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. Her work has been awarded the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship. Her debut poetry collection DROPBEAR is forthcoming with the University of Queensland Press. Born and raised in Dharug country she is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation.

Loki Liddle

Loki Liddle

Loki Liddle is a proud Jabirr Jabirr man and a passionate poet, musician and Creative Producer for Digi Youth Arts. Perhaps more accurately referred to as a playful storyteller and a bit of a strange child with a will to be weird and a way to be made.


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