Date(s) - 18/05/2017 - 21/05/2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Olive Pink Botanic Garden
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NT Writers’ Festival – Alice Springs
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
FEATURING: Tim Low, Bruce Pascoe, Veronica Dobson.
In 2017 storytellers, songwomen and writers will come together under the theme Crossings | Iwerre-atherre.
Home to the Arrernte people, Alice Springs or Mparntwe is set against the breathtaking backdrop of the McDonnell Ranges, that carry the stories of giant caterpillar ancestors. Alice Springs is also a place of crossings – story, language, culture, knowledge systems. Here we are reminded daily that this is a storied landscape, and all stories, all writing, is written across and comes into conversation with country.
In Arrernte, the local Indigenous language, iwerre-atherre means two roads meeting, neither blocking nor erasing the other; two-way learning or travelling together.
We invite you to make the journey to the heart of the country to consider all kinds of crossings – linguistic, cultural and geographic; borders and boundaries; migrations, movements and diasporas.
For further information visit: http://www.ntwriters.com.au/festival/about/