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Melanie Saward + Samantha Faulkner

Queensland Terrace, slq

Special Event / Free event

SPE008

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#Artists

Melanie Saward

Melanie Saward

Melanie Saward is a proud descendant of the Bigambul and Wakka Wakka peoples. She is a writer, editor, and university lecturer based in Tulmur (Ipswich). Her writing has been published in Flock, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, and New Australian Fiction 2019 and she is the managing editor of Djed Press.

Samantha Faulkner

Samantha Faulkner

Samantha is a Torres Strait Islander (Badu and Moa Islands) and Aboriginal (Wuthathi/Yadhaigana) woman. She is the author of Life Blong Ali Drummond and editor of Pamle: Torres Strait Islanders in Canberra. She has poetry and short stories published nationally and internationally and is the Treasurer, First Nations Australia Writers Network and Us Mob Writing Group. She is currently editing Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia, due for publication by Black Inc. in 2024.



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