First Nation poet celebration in Murrumbateman this weekend

Annual writing event Winepress is on again this weekend in Murrumbateman.

Southern Tableands Arts executive director Susan Conroy said the program this year would focus on poetry in First Nation Languages.

Gunai woman Kirli Saunders and Wallabalooa man Ethan Bell will be at Winepress, an annual writing event Murrumbateman. Photos supplied

Gunai woman Kirli Saunders and Wallabalooa man Ethan Bell will be at Winepress, an annual writing event Murrumbateman. Photos supplied

It would be an exploration and celebration of two writers in the International Year of Indigenous Languages, Ms Conroy said.

"Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman, with ties to the Yuin, Gundungurra, Gadigal and Biripi people," she said.

"She is an award winning, international children's author, poet, emerging playwright and artist.

"She manages Poetry in First Languages and Poetic Learning at Red Room Poetry.

"Joining Kirli is Ethan Bell, a Wallabalooa man from the Ngunawal Nation.

"He is an emerging artist and student based in Campbelltown, Sydney.

"Ethan's practice is storytelling, drawing from his love of hip-hop.

"Ethan writes poetry to give insight to his life."

Winepress is an opportunity to engage with writers at Eden Road Winery in Murrumbateman.

It will be held on Sunday November 30 at 2pm.

"For $10 you will receive appetisers and a wine tasting, as well as an afternoon of poetry and storytelling," Ms Conroy said.

To buy a ticket, go to Eventbrite and search 'Winepress'.

  • For more information visit southerntablelandsarts.com.au or call 4823 4407.

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