A special live online poetry reading and Q&A with 2020 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Kirli Saunders. A proud Gunai Woman and award-winning international children’s author and poet, Kirli’s poetry collection Kindred was shortlisted for the ABIA 2020 Book Awards.
Be guided on your own creative path with the opportunity to ask Kirli questions about First Nations arts project management, publishing, poetry and children’s literature.
Don’t miss your chance to listen, learn and participate in this intimate and lively discussion with one of Australia’s most talented emerging young Indigenous artists.
Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman and award-winning international children’s author and poet as well as a teacher, and emerging artist. She leads Poetry in First Languages, delivered by Red Room Poetry. Her debut picture book The Incredible Freedom Machines was shortlisted for the Prime Ministers Literary Awards and CBCA notables. Her poetry collection, Kindred was shortlisted for the ABIA 2020 Book Awards and highly commended in Black&Write.
Kirli’s work has been widely published in journals, anthologies and public art. She has five forthcoming titles with Scholastic, Magabala Books and Hardie Egmont. Kirli is the inaugural winner of the Daisy Utemorrah Award and University of Canberra ATSI Poetry Prize (2019). She is an esteemed judge for Val Vallis Poetry Prize (2020).
Kirli Saunders is the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year (2020).