Acts of Reckoning at Northern Territory Writers Festival

GR76 at NT Writers Festival website

Featuring: Teela ReidThomas Mayo and Jasmin McGaughey

Four years on from the Uluru Statement from the Heart, important questions remain. How can we begin to imagine a better future without full recognition of the past? And how can this reckoning take place in an era of quick assumptions and divides, alternative facts and cancellations? Join three thought-provoking contributors to Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning for a timely and wide-ranging discussion of the multifaceted issues at play in Australia’s journey towards reconciliation.

About the panellists

Teela Reid is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, a senior solicitor at Chalk & Behrendt and the inaugural First Nations Lawyer in Residence at the University of Sydney Law School. She is the co-founder of @blackfulla_bookclub, a platform that honours First Nations ancestors as the original storytellers.

Thomas Mayo is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia Country in Darwin. He is the author of Finding the Heart of the Nation and Finding Our Heart as well as Freedom Day: Vincent Lingiari and the Story of the Wave Hill Walk-Off (with Rosie Smiler) and editor of the collection Dear Son: Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Sons, all published by Hardie Grant.

Jasmin McGaughey is a Torres Strait Islander and African American writer and editor. In 2019 she was a black&write! editorial intern and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter recipient. She has written for OverlandKill Your Darlings and SBS Voices

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  • Published 20220428
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-71-9
  • Extent: 264pp
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