In support of the Young Territory Author Awards join Siena Stubbs for a special Bird Song Workshop at Nhulunbuy Library on Thursday 29th June, 10am – 11am.
First you will learn about how Siena created her book Our Birds: Ŋilimurruŋgu Wäyin Malanynha and then, together participants will create collaborative book.This book will be entered into the Young Territory Author Awards!
All materials provided. Bookings essential – phone 08 8986 8951
About Siena and Our Birds: Ŋilimurruŋgu Wäyin Malanynha
A delightful gift book of birds from around Yirrkala, which is Siena’s home in North-east Arnhem Land. This beautiful little book includes the English and Yolŋu names of the birds and their Yolŋu moiety. In Yolŋu culture, everything is divided into two moieties: Yirritja and Dhuwa – and as a result all things are classified, from a body of water to a specific type of tree or bird. Birds give themselves their Yolŋu name by the sounds they make. Our Birds also includes beautifully captured landscapes from a child’s perspective. When Siena was 12, she took up photography on her iPad, but was gifted a camera from her aunty. In a short period of time, Siena was an avid photographer and had published her own book of birds. This book is the result of that inspiration. Magabala Books
This workshop is a collaboration between NT Writers Centre and Nhulunbuy Library to support the Young Territory Author Awards.