Blakwrites: In conversation with Jasmine Seymour – School of Literature, Art and Media Blakwrites: In conversation with Jasmine Seymour – School of Literature, Art and Media

Blakwrites: In conversation with Jasmine Seymour

In conversation with Jasmine Seymour

presented by Blakwrites, the University of Sydney Indigenous
Literature Festival 2020

Join Jasmine Seymour for an introduction to her writing and how the importance of Country has been interwoven into her children books.

 

Jasmine is a Darug woman and a descendant of Maria Lock, daughter of Yarramundi, the Boorooberongal Elder who had met Governor Phillip on the banks of the Hawkesbury in 1791.

It is Jasmine’s wish that through her books, everyone will know that the Darug mob are still here, still strong. Jasmine is a primary school teacher in the Hawkesbury area of NSW. Her book Baby Business is the Winner of the 2020 CBCA Award for New Illustrators.

This event will be hosted by by Marlikka Perdrisat, a Nyikina Warrwa and Wangkumara Barkindji woman, who is the Chair of Beyond Empathy, which collaborates with communities across Australia to shift perceptions and generate positive social change through the process of creating and sharing art.

Jasmine will discuss how re-establishing a connection to Country for young people living in the city is possible through her books. This will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Other events held in conjunction with Blakwrites – The University of Sydney Indigenous Literature Festival:

In conversation with Alison Whittaker
Monday, 14 December, 10am

Alison Whittaker will examine the relationship between people and place, and the power in language to explore the themes of her work, with a poetry reading.

In conversation with Tony Birch
Wednesday, 16 December, 2pm

Tony Birch will explore the interconnectedness of history, politics and people and how these influences interact with his writing, followed by an interview with Annamarie Jagose, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and an opportunity for questions and in-depth discussion with participants

In conversation with Jasmine Seymour
Friday, 18 Dec, 2pm

Jasmine Seymour will discuss her writing and how the importance of Country has been interwoven into her children books to re-establish a connection to Country for young people living in the city.

We acknowledge the tradition of custodianship and law of the Country on which the University of Sydney campuses stand. We pay our respects to those who have cared and continue to care for Country.

 

Date

Dec 18 2020
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Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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