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21 Poems

First Peoples
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First Peoples


Friday 5 May 2023
6pm - 8pm


The Atrium


Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

Getting There

Blak & Bright present 21 Poems as part of YIRRAMBOI Festival 2023

In a celebration of spoken word and poetry, seven exceptional First Nations poets will read two of their own poems and one of their favourites by another poet. Under the soaring roof of the Atrium join Aunty Charmaine Papertalk Green, Declan Fry, Brodie Murray, Bebe Backhouse and Nelson Baker for a magical and inspiring start to the first weekend of YIRRAMBOI Festival 2023.

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Blak & Bright

Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival is based in Naarm (Melbourne). Established in 2016, the four day showcase celebrates the diverse expressions of First Nations writers and covers all genres from oral stories to epic novels and plays to poetry. Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival partners with literary organisations nationally and internationally to present Blak stories at venues near you.

For more information visit: https://blakandbright.com.au/


In the local languages of the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung peoples, YIRRAMBOI means TOMORROW.

YIRRAMBOI festival platforms the interconnectedness and diversity of First Nations creatives, locally, nationally and internationally.

A 10 day feast of mediums spanning the breadth of artistic expressions with a collective voice of resilience and evolutionary practices. Emerging, mid-career and established First Nations creatives taking back space to crack open the heart of Melbourne, revealing the hum of country beneath.

Will you hear it?

Returning for its 4th Iteration from the 4 – 14 May 2023, YIRRAMBOI will again invite audiences to immerse themselves in our stories, our truth, our way.

For more information and the full 2023 program visit: https://yirramboi.com.au/

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Maya Hodge, Laniyuk, Evelyn Araluen, Declan Fry, Ryan Prehn, Bebe Backhouse and Nelson Baker