Full Program

Constellation by Gail Mabo. © Gail Mabo/Copyright Agency, 2021

You can view the full program here.

You can read all abstracts here. Please note these are currently in draft and may be subject to change.

The Conference opens with a range of workshops and the Opening Reception on the first day. There are a variety of sessions and panels throughout the week, including a special poetry night on Tuesday.

Jeanine Leane will present the Barry Andrews Memorial Address at the Conference Opening Reception on the evening of Monday 4th July. Alice Te Punga Somerville presents the Dorothy Green Lecture on Tuesday, and then award-winning poet Evelyn Araluen will present the Early Career Researcher Lecture on Wednesday. Gail Mabo presents her Keynote Lecture on Thursday, live streaming from the Eddie Koiki Mabo Memorial Library in Townsville. Uncle Jim Everett – puralia meenamatta will present his Keynote Lecture on Friday. The Conference finishes with the panel “Acknowledging the Legacy of Mabo in Australian Writing”, chaired by Dr Robert Clarke.

Please note that this program may be subject to changes. Should those changes be substantive, attendees will be contacted. The Workshops on Monday are in-person only and require registration with caps on attendance.

We acknowledge the palawa/pakana and Gadigal people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which we live and work. We honour their enduring culture and knowledges as vital to the self-determination, wellbeing and resilience of their communities, and to shaping a just, inclusive and equitable Australian society.