Meet the

Authors & Presenters


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Kim Scott

Kim Scott is a multi-award winning novelist. Benang (1999) was the first novel by an Indigenous writer to win the Miles Franklin Award and That Deadman Dance (2010) also won Australia’s premier literary prize, among many others. Proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar, Kim is founder and chair of the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Story Project (www.wirlomin.com.au), which has published a number of bilingual picture books. A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott (Camden House, 2016) deals with aspects of his career in education and literature. He received an Australian Centenary Medal and was 2012 West Australian of the Year. Kim is currently Professor of Writing in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University.

Voyager Main Stage

Calling Out the Past

Saturday | 4 May | 4pm

Join literary icons Anna Funder and Kim Scott for a discussion on uncovering the past and challenging elements of history that are outlandish and horrific in retrospect – while reflecting on the current political, social and cultural landscape.

Presented by: Will Yeoman  |  Sponsored by: The Break – Margaret River Beach Houses

 TICKETS FOR THIS SESSION HAVE SOLD OUT


Voyager Main Stage

Taboo

Sunday | 5 May | 2pm

Taboo takes place in the present day, in the rural South-West of Western Australia, and tells the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit, for the first time in many decades, a taboo place. A must-see session with Kim Scott, two-times winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Presented by: Will Yeoman  |  Sponsored by: Shepherdson Transport

Ticket: $20 or included in Festival Pass 


Voyager Main Stage

Riveting Reads: Closing Event

Sunday | 5 May | 4:30pm

Join Liz Byrski, Kim Scott and William McInnes as they talk about the most intriguing books they have read and why they stayed with them long after they had finished turning the pages.

Presented by:  Sarah McNeill  |   Sponsored by: Lions Club of Cowaramup

Ticket: $20 or included in Festival Pass


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Kim Scott

Sessions


Calling Out the Past

Main Stage
Saturday | 4 May | 4pm
SOLD OUT

Taboo

Main Stage
Sunday | 5 May | 2pm
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Riveting Reads: Closing Event

Main Stage
Sunday | 5 May | 4:30pm
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