Join Gunai Woman & award winning multidisciplinary artist, Kirli Saunders for an intensive workshop exploring the intersection of visual art and poetry.

With tailored activities to support poetry writing, and visual poetry making, participants will cultivate tools to guide their own creative writing and arts practice.

The workshop is suitable for the first-time poet or storyteller and the more experienced. Anyone who is interested in learning about storytelling through poetry, or how to get started with a writing project is invited to take part.

Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai Woman and award-winning writer, artist, and consultant. An experienced speaker and facilitator advocating for the environment, gender, racial equality and LGBTIQA+ rights, Kirli was the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year (2020). In 2022, She received at OAM for her contribution to the arts and literature in 2022. Her books include The Incredible Freedom Machines (Scholastic, 2018), Kindred (Magabala, 2019), Bindi (Magabala, 2020), Our Dreaming (Scholastic, 2022) and Returning (Magabala, 2023).

Her writing features in magazines and journals including among others, Vogue, Overland and Kill Your Darlings. Her debut play, Going Home was supported by Playwriting Australia (2022). Her art has been commissioned for public art and regional galleries. Kirli’s Solo Exhibition, RETURNING was supported by AUSCO (2022). She was a collaborating artist for VIVID, with TRACES alongside Kamsani Bin Salleh, Google and Magabala at Sydney opera House. 

This workshop is fully funded and FREE TO ATTEND. You must book. To book a place call Ashweeni Mason 0499 356 279 or Jazz Williams 0497 281 464

Presented by South East Arts, Black Books, Tranby – National Indigenous Adult Education and Training.


12:30pm – 3:00pm