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Speculative fiction: a lens on our past, present, and future

Speculative fiction is a broad and increasingly popular genre which offers readers a new lens through which to view our world. In Australia, First Nations writers are bucking some of the genre’s traditional and colonial conventions to write compelling stories which interrogate our past, examine the present, and imagine the future of our country.

If you’re interested in writing speculative fiction, do not miss this panel discussion with Claire G. Coleman, Kalem Murray, and Ellen van Neerven, who will discuss how they use this genre to both reflect on our world and contemplate different possibilities.

There will be time for questions.

We are pleased to be able to offer discounted access to this event in celebration of NAIDOC Week. This year’s NAIDOC theme is ‘Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud’ and honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Find out more about NAIDOC Week and how you can get involved here.

This event is free to attend for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and FNAWN members. To register for free attendance please contact us at [email protected] with your name and email address.


A private link of the session recording will be provided to enrolled participants only and available for a limited period of 10 days. Once the viewing period has expired the recording will no longer be available to view. 

Handouts and slides will be provided to all registered participants if available.

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