- 09th November 2020 - 09th November 2020
- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In times like these, what would Oodgeroo do?
The 2020 Fryer Lecture in Australian Literature.
Presented by The University of Queensland Libraries, the 2020 Fryer Lecture in Australian Literature marks the centenary of the birth of the great Aboriginal poet, activist and educator, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993). Acclaimed writer Alexis Wright will include her personal reflections on the difficult time for Aboriginal people in which Oodgeroo lived and worked, a period that Alexis’ mother lived through in far North West Queensland.
The lecture will discuss Oodgeroo’s influence on Alexis and others who shaped her artistic vision from the Aboriginal world and beyond. In posing the question ‘In times like these, what would Oodgeroo do?’ Alexis will consider the guidance that she herself would offer future writers – in times like these.
Online webinar via Zoom (a link will be sent to your email address prior to the event)
RSVP: 6 November 2020
Photo of Alexis Wright by Vincent Long.