Tara June Winch – A conversation for students

With Sisonke Msimang

Hear Tara June Winch, Miles Franklin Award winner and author of The Yield and Swallow the Air, in conversation with Sisonke Msimang, author and Curator of Perth Festival’s Literature & Ideas program.

About the Conversation

In a discussion for students in Years 9 and above, Tara June and Sisonke will discuss relationships between language, context and meaning, the representation of different ideas and voices, and the inclusion of a Wiradjuri dictionary within the pages of The Yield.

In the session, Tara June will also share with students her career path and insights into her writing practice.

Essential for senior school English students exploring voice and perspectives, and critical for students in years 9 and 10.

Teachers are encouraged to submit questions for Tara June via the registration form below. 

The video will be available online to registered teachers only. The video can be streamed between Monday 1 November – Friday 13 November, in the lead up to and during NAIDOC week 2020. 

About Tara June Winch

Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri author, born in Australia in 1983 and based in France. Her first novel, Swallow the Air was critically acclaimed. She was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist, and has won numerous literary awards for Swallow the Air. A 10th Anniversary edition was published in 2016. In 2008, Tara was mentored by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka as part of the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Her second book, the story collection After the Carnage was published in 2016. After the Carnage was longlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for fiction, shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Christina Stead prize for Fiction and the Queensland Literary Award for a collection. She wrote the Indigenous dance documentary, Carriberrie, which screened at the 71st Cannes Film Festival and toured internationally.The Yield won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, the People's Choice Award, Book of the Year at the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the Miles Franklin Literary Award.

The video will be available online to registered teachers only. The video can be streamed between Monday 1 November – Friday 13 November, in the lead up to and during NAIDOC week 2020. 
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