Anpernirrentye | Everything is connected
We are thrilled to unveil the theme for the 2021 NT Writers Festival – Alice Springs: anpernirrentye | ever
This year’s theme draws from the Arrernte concept of anpernirrentye, the Arrernte relationship system, which describes the way in which everything is connected to everything else – people, animals, land, language and culture. Last year our interconnectedness with the larger web of life was illuminated like never before, as we reckoned with firestorms, floods and a global pandemic, and felt the fragility of the systems we depend upon. This festival we bring our minds to anpernirrentye and the connections between all things.
With thanks to Arrernte language and cultural consultant Veronica Dobson for her assistance in developing the theme and to the 2021 NT Writers Festival Advisory Committee: Sylvia Purrurle Neale, Leni Shilton, Meg Mooney and Gabriel Curtin.