The South Australian First Nations Writers Group was established to foster and develop the continuing diversity and growth of local First Nations writing in South Australia. It is coordinated by Edoardo Crismani, a descendant of the Wiradjuri people, author of poetry and short stories and working on his first novel manuscript.
In 2020, the group has welcomed guest speakers including Jared Thomas, a Nukunu person of the Southern Flinders Ranges and an international award-winning author, and Rachel Bin Salleh, a Nimunburr and Yawuru woman from the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley of Western Australia and Publisher at Magabala Books.
The group meets once a month from 6–8pm ACST.
Meeting dates for 2021:
Sunday 28 February 28 1-2pm @ ‘First Words‘ at Adelaide Writers Week presented by Writers SA
Wednesday 31 March 31 via Zoom
Wednesday 28 April in-person
Wednesday 24 May via Zoom
Wednesday 30 June in-person
Wednesday 28 July 28 via Zoom
Wednesday 25 August in-person
Wednesday 29 September via Zoom
Wednesday 27 October in-person
Wednesday 24 November via Zoom
Wednesday 15 December in-person
For information on the group, and to join, contact Writers SA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SA First Nations Writers Group is supported by Writers SA, with assistance from the Australia Council for the Arts.