These sessions provide an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most successful authors. Ask all of your niggling questions on craft, creative process and career pathways.
Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi multitasker. Between 2017–2018 she was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard Law School, where she was named the Dean’s Scholar in Race, Gender and Criminal Law. Alison is a Senior Researcher at the Jumbunna Institute. Her debut poetry collection, Lemons in the Chicken Wire, was awarded the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship in 2015. Her latest book, Blakwork, was published in 2018. Alison was the co-winner of the 2017 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for Many Girls White Linen. Most recently, she was the Indigenous Poet-In-Residence for the 2018 Queensland Poetry Festival.