Patrick is a Wadawurrung Kulin writer who spends their time split between Ballarat, their mother’s Country, and Narrm. Patrick also identifies with their Irish, Jewish and Anglo settler heritage and lives with Type 1 Diabetes. Patrick is interested in cultural heritage, cultural landscapes and forgotten or unsung histories; Patrick finds comfort and inspiration in writing for Country, telling stories about place and imagining Aboriginal timelessness from beyond colonial realities. Patrick is exploring their identities as a disabled First Nations person in a capitalist apocalypse and the confusing relationships that our entanglement create
Friday 16 June, 5:30pm
Four evenings of professional development sessions for aspiring and seasoned writers alike who wish to dig into the nuts and bolts of being a professional writer.
Friday 16 June, 8pm
Five writers traverse the Australian Queer Archives (AQuA) and interact with the queer histories collected and preserved there.
Thursday 22 June, 7:30pm
What better way to celebrate the winter solstice than listening to powerful tales around a fire? Rug up to commune beneath the moon on the longest night of the year for a night of aural storytelling.