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Veronica Gorrie: Closing Night – Light Bulb Moment | Canberra Writers Festival

There are moments in life when everything changes — small moments with big consequences. CWF’s signature closing night event, Light Bulb Moment, is not to be missed, with a stellar line-up of speakers divulging their personal epiphanies.

The featured speakers are Indira Naidoo (The Space Between the Stars), Samuel Johnson (Dear Mum), Kylie Moore-Gilbert (The Uncaged Sky), Norman Swan, Veronica Gorrie (Black and Blue), Rick Morton (My Year of Living Vulnerably), Dianne O’Brien (Daughter of the River Country), Ben Bravery, and Jane Caro.

Veronica Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai woman who lives and writes in Victoria. Black and Blue, a memoir of her childhood and the decade she spent in the police force, is her first book.

Black and Blue

WINNER OF THE 2022 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
WINNER OF THE 2022 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR INDIGENOUS WRITING
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DOUGLAS STEWART PRIZE FOR NONFICTION

The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force.

A proud Gunai/Kurnai woman, Veronica Gorrie grew up dauntless, full of cheek and a fierce sense of justice. After watching her friends and family suffer under a deeply compromised law-enforcement system, Gorrie signed up for training to become one of a rare few Aboriginal police…

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