While we’re waiting to see what social distancing restrictions will allow us to do for our Indigneous Literacy Foundation Big Book Swap in September, Indigenous Literacy Day on 2 September is going online. Check in if you’re able — Jessica Mauboy is performing and writerly guests include Alison Lester, Anita Heiss and Andy Griffiths.
It’s our great pleasure to introduce this special edition of Words Out Loud, a podcast as part of the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival Online (which runs until 9 August 2020).
An extra-warm welcome to those contributors from outside the Central Highlands — it’s lovely to have you with us!
It’s a bumper edition, and some of the contributors have been able to add music and sound effects, making this a great show for us to go out on. Not forever — just while COVID-19 is making it difficult to conduct regular live performances. We will be back as soon as it is safe and practicable to do so.
Much thanks to all those who took the time to record work, however they could, and we look forward to getting back on stage with you all. Meantime, stay well, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the other side.