maar bidi: Next Generation Black Writing

maar bidi: Next Generation Black Writing Sun 21 Feb Studio One, Level 3 at His Majesty's Theatre Sun 21 Feb Studio One, Level 3 at His Majesty's Theatre $19 Event Info Buy Tickets
Sun 21 Feb at Studio One, Level 3 at His Majesty's Theatre, from $19

There is a new generation of young Black writers who are challenging convention and pushing the boundaries between the solitary practice of writing and the joint work of community-building. maar bidi is a new collection of writing edited by Elfie Shiosaki and Linda Martin that includes essays, poems and non-fiction reflections in which each writer connects the old and the new, the ancient and the contemporary in a variety of ways. Join Brianne Yarran and Mabel Gibson in conversation with local powerhouse editor Elfie Shiosaki as they talk about new work in old country.

This project is supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.


Mabel Gibson

Mabel Gibson is a Yamatji woman studying Arts at the University of Western Australia. Her childhood was spent in Albany before moving to Geraldton as a teenager. Mabel’s work has been published in Once: A selection of short short fiction, Night Parrot Press, 2020.

Brianne Yarran

Brianne Yarran is a proud Whadjuk, Balladong and Wagyl Kaip Noongar woman from the South West of Western Australia. She is currently in her third year studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Australia, completing a double major in Law and Society and Indigenous Knowledge, Heritage and History.
Brianne is passionate about Indigenous education at all levels.


Time & Location

Sun 21 Feb


Studio One, Level 3 at His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup



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