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Women on Country: Indigenous Sovereignty and Feminist Identity

Cordite Publishing Inc.

Event Date: 24 January 2018
Author / Presenters: Jeanine Leane, Anne Elvey, Timmah Ball, Bonny Cassidy

Re: Double book launch by Cordite Books in partnership with Australian Poetry. Free event, and with wine.

Please attend the launching of and readings from Jeanine Leane's Walk Back Over and Anne Elvey's White on White – both published by Cordite Books – at the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas on Wednesday, 24 January 2018. 6-7.30pm.

Although written independently, they will print and launch together as the last of our Series 2 books. These are not new or emerging voices, they represent seasoned, contemporary, feminist literature. Elvey's interrogation of her European heritage in post-colonial Australia and Leane's unflappable Indigenous identity both explore our past archive and demand much from our future. These are two of the most culturally significant books that will be published for 2018. Fact, not hyperbole.

Timmah Ball will launch Walk Back Over by Jeanine Leane. Timmah is a mixture of things: urban planner, writer and community arts worker. She grew up in Melbourne, but her heritage is Ballardong Noongar from Western Australia. She is passionate about using arts and culture to create inclusive cities and believes that planners need to think about people rather the zones and overlays.

Read Ellen van Neerven's introduction to Jeanine Leane's book: http://cordite.org.au/guncotton/van-neerven-leane/

Bonny Cassidy will launch White on White by Anne Elvey. Bonny is the author of three poetry collections, and lectures in Creative Writing at RMIT University, Melbourne. She is feature reviews editor of Cordite Poetry Review and co-editor of the anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry. Bonny's essays of criticism and poetics have been published widely in Australia and internationally.

Read Katrina Schlunke's introduction to Anne Elvey's book: http://cordite.org.au/guncotton/schlunke-elvey/

Sample some of the poems from these two books here in the 20 Poets anthology: http://cordite.org.au/guncotton/20-poets/

This project is supported by the City of Melbourne 2018 Arts Grants Program.

Cordite Publishing Inc. is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Its publications are Cordite Poetry Review, an Australian and international journal of poetry review and criticism, and series of print books.

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