Laura Jean McKay is a writer and a lecturer in creative writing at…Discover
Tanya Talaga is the acclaimed author of Seven Fallen Feathers, a…Discover
Join Scribe authors Laura Jean McKay and Tanya Talaga at the 2022 Brisbane Writers Festival.
A note from the festival:
Brisbane Writers Festival champions curiosity and creativity in Queensland. We connect and grow Queensland’s reading and writing communities through transformative cultural experiences that elevate the vitality of the literary arts and contribute to dynamic public conversation. The Brisbane Writers Festival, presented each May, welcomes thousands of readers, writers and thought-leaders to ignite imaginations, ask big questions, showcase literature, and celebrate stories in all forms.
Brisbane Writers Festival also presents Word Play each May, our education program designed to present literary-inspired experiences for students and teachers with relevant curriculum connections and Love YA, a day of free programming to celebrate the world of young adult fiction.
In 2022 Brisbane Writers Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Laura Jean McKay is a writer and a lecturer in creative writing at Massey University in New Zealand. Her debut novel, The Animals in That Country, won the 2021 Victorian Prize for Literature and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. She is also the author of Holiday in Cambodia (2013).
6 May, 10.00am — Seven Fallen Feathers
Tanya Talaga is the acclaimed author of Seven Fallen Feathers, a multi-award winner including the RBC Taylor Prize, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and the First Nation Communities READ: Young Adult/Adult Award. The book was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the BC National Award for Nonfiction. Talaga was the 2018 CBC Massey Lecturer, and is the author of the US bestseller All Our Relations. For more than twenty years she has been a journalist at the Toronto Star. Talaga is of Polish and Ojibwe descent. Her grandmother is a member of Fort William First Nation. She lives in Toronto with her two teenage children.