Acts of Reckoning at Blue Mountains Writers Festival
As Australia moves closer to the generous offer from this continent’s First Peoples to walk together and forge change through dialogue, what might be possible when reconciliation between the world’s oldest continuing culture and one of its newest nation states is achieved? And what of other moments of Australian colonialism beyond this continent that still need to be reckoned with? Join Thomas Mayo, Jane Gleeson-White and Ashley Hay for this conversation about Australia’s past, present and future. Thomas Mayor will be appearing via videostream.
About the panellists
Ashley Hay is former editor of Griffith Review and literary editor of The Bulletin, and a prize-winning author who has published three novels and four books of narrative non-fiction.
Jane Gleeson-White’s reviews and essays have been widely published, including by The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Sydney Morning Herald and Griffith Review.
Thomas Mayo is a Kaurareg Aboriginal and Kalkalgal, Erubamle Torres Strait Islander man. He is a union official with the MUA and is an advocate in the campaign for a constitutionally enshrined Voice.