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Signposts Stories of our Fragile Times 2020

05 Aug 2020 - 02 Sep 2020 | 5 min read | venue: online | cost: free | website:

published: 29 Jul 2020

We are living in increasingly fragile times. Social and economic inequalities endure, our natural world is being destroyed, and forced migration leaves millions displaced.

Writers have always taken inspiration from their environments – so what kind of stories will emerge from these uncertain times?

Join award-winning author Alexis Wright in this new web series, as she talks to some of Australia’s finest storytellers about catastrophe, resilience and hope.

There will be three episodes in the series, published on The University of Melbourne website and State Library Victoria website in the first weeks of June, July and August.

Episode 1

Alexis Wright in conversation with Nicholas Jose

Authors Alexis Wright and Nicholas Jose discuss the fascinating history of the Song Cycle of the Moon Bone. It’s a story of renewal: of life, of nature, and of people.

With the symbol of the cyclical moon at its heart, the Song Cycle and its translated poem have been offering lessons on resilience and return for generations.

With special thanks to Buwathay Muyarryun, Siena Stubbs, and the Mulka Project at Buku-Larrŋggay Mulka Centre in Yirrkala, East Arnhem for their contributions to this episode.

Signposts Stories of our Fragile Times 2020

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