NT chair for FNAWN!
Preceding the FNAWN National Workshop Canberra 23-26 August, Central Australian poet, academic and stand-up comedienne Yvette Holt was appointed Chairperson of the First Nations Australia Writers Network. Yvette brings with her to the position of Chair more than 15 years of literary experience across fields of research Auslit: The Resource for Australian Literature (UQ 2006-2009), Lecturer of Diploma of Creative Indigenous Writing (CDU, Batchelor Institute 2012-2015), Fred Hollows See My World Indigenous youth and literacy, and Director of the National Indigenous Writers & Education Conference (University Wollongong, CDU 2010-2011). Having facilitated, promoted, edited and mentored for more than a decade in the Northern Territory with NTWC, IAD Press and Barkly Arts, Brisbane-born multi-national award winning poet Yvette, continues to live, write and work in Alice Springs.
Yvette Says: “The Northern Territory is home to some of Australia’s most unique and acclaimed writers, storytellers and poets, as a self-proclaimed Territorian, I am keen to work with and cultivate all writers to publish their very best armour of literature. Emphatically, I would encourage all First Nations Territorians to write, write, write. These are the most exciting and enriching times for our writers and poets to continue anchoring their history and creative writing into the landscape of Australian literature. I would encourage all Aboriginal writers of the NT to take membership with FNAWN. Check out our homepage for more information and updates on FNAWN.” FNAWN website link