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Edition 12 - August 2015

Getting ready for a great workshop!

A message from Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Chairperson


Hello everyone, here is the special workshop edition of the FNAWN newsletter. 

I hope you are all counting down the days for one of our greatest corroboree's, the meeting up of all our Mobs from all over Australia for 2 days of great yarning and sharing. 

As you know it's been a busy time for Tony and Miah to make sure that our members and guests have every opportunity to come to our FNAWN workshop. What a great workshop it will be. The program is packed with information and workshop sessions that will excite and inspire the talents and skills of you as a First Nations writer, poet or storyteller.

I am also looking forward to hearing from our special guests Maori writers Patricia Grace and Briar Grace-Smith who are well known authors internationally.

As this will also be my last workshop as the Chairperson I am looking forward to spending some exciting and inspiring time with you all. See you all in Melbourne.

In Unity
(Aunty) Kerry Reed-Gilbert
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Creating a great workshop

A message from Cathy Craigie, Executive Director, FNAWN

National Workshop 2013 

We are honoured to have writers who will share their knowledge and insights like our key note speakers Dr Gary Foley, the winner of the 2015 Red Ochre, and multi-talented writer, singer and filmmaker Richard Frankland. Terri Janke, the leading legal expert on Cultural rights in Australia will talk to us about legal issues and two of New Zealand’s finest writers, Patricia Grace and Briar Grace-Smith will let us know what is happening with writing across the ditch.  There will also be professional development workshops including Leesa Watego’s session on using social media to promote yourself and Siv Parker’s blogging workshop. 

FNAWN’s goal is to enhance our literature by supporting writers through projects, partnerships and advocacy. Our 2nd National Workshop definitely delivers on this by offering a program to meet the needs of individual writers and the sector.

For those who can't make the workshop this year, we will have a full round-up in the next newsletter. 

Looking forward to great upcoming weekend. 
See you soon, Cathy
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From the National Workshop team 

Message to our attendees


Excited FNAWN faces from the 2013 National Workshop

There are over 80 people registered for the 2015 Workshop, and it's going to be a very busy two days. 

Attendees:
  1. Will need to sign in on arrival, collect Workshop packs and the program guide.
  2. Put your name down for what workshop sessions you will be attending (there will be limited space in some of the workshops so sign up quickly so you don't miss out!) 
This year's Workshop will feature a program of discussions, workshops and keynote presentations from nationally and internationally recognised Indigenous writers and publishers as well as key players in the Australian Literary and Publishing sectors.

If you need any support or advice please contact

We look forward to meeting up in Melbourne 2015 and sharing ideas, inspiration and opportunity with you!
 
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What is FNAWN?

If you haven't already heard about FNAWN, we are a new national writers and storytellers' advocacy, resource and support service. Here's what we do:
  • First Nations Australia Writers' Network is the national peak body supporting the development and promotion of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander literature and writers.
  • We enhance writers' skills and opportunities by fostering national networks and partnerships to develop projects and initiatives that will promote and present our literature to a wider audience.
  • We offer both emerging and established writers investment in their creative development and an opportunity to participate in professional advancement.
  • FNAWN will assist literary festivals and organisations to encourage Aboriginal participation by finding writers and developing programs.
  • We will represent and advocate on behalf of our membership, to policy making bodies and other relevant forums and agencies, to promote our writers, poets, and story-tellers' professional interests.
  • We will build strong relationships within the literary and arts industries to ensure our members' interests are included in any industry strategy, plan or policy
  • FNAWN will conduct and contribute research on issues concerning Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander literature and writing.
To find out more information on FNAWN and you can become involved please contact Cathy executivedirector@fnawn.com
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