UWA Publishing is excited to attend this year’s Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival on 14th-16th May. The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is held for emerging storytellers to share their stories and their love for arts, culture, books and Margaret River. We are pleased to announce that three of our published books will be featured during the festival - Where the Fruit Falls by Karen Wyld; Fish Work by Caitlin Maling; and Many Maps by Bill and Jenny Bunbury.
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Where the Fruit Falls, written by Karen Wyld, takes you on the journey through the rapid era of social change and burgeoning Aboriginal rights focusing on the 1960s and 70s, spanning over four generations. It follows a young Aboriginal woman, Brigid Devlin and her twin daughters navigate through the trouble nation of First Peoples, settlers and refugees with the determination of shaping the future on stolen land. The continuation of the journey follows her twin daughters with their own search for self-acceptance, truth and justice. Wyld will be delivering intimate and inspiring conversation with presenter Cassie Lynch on Saturday as well as participating in a panel discussion with Dr Robert Issacs, Karen Wyld, Evelyn Araluen and Adam Thompson to discuss how Indigenous-authored works are a vital part of truth-telling on Sunday.
Dive in to Caitlin Maling’s Fish Work where she brings you a poetic focus on the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the themes of the various life-forms that make the reef a uniquely diverse environment. Conducted through three years of field work where Maling lived and worked alongside marine researchers, Lizard Island Research Station, Fish Work is the first dedicated poetic investigation of the Great Barrier Reef during a time of climate change. Presented by Will Yeoman, Caitlin will be on a panel with Bob Brown, Jonica Newby and Adam Thompson to explore the current climate crisis, share political and cultural views and look at our hopes for the future and a positive call to action to save the planet, as well as a no holds barred discussion on the rise of poetry, why they write verse and what they feel the future holds for this exciting genre. Both on Sunday
Travel with Bill and Jenny Bunbury into their book, Many Maps, Charting Two Cultures as they look into the two contrasting societies often misunderstood in the western third of Australia. The maps are interpreted in different ways looking at the world in terms of spiritual and environmental relationship to country and through a sense of being. Many Maps explores the misunderstanding and the sensitive understanding of land and culture in the Australian continent. Bill and Jenny will be discussing their book with Gillian O’Shaunessy on Saturday.
You can meet all the amazing authors at the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival on 14th-16th May. Check out the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival’s website for more information. See you there!