UTS Library

Indigenous Literacy Day Talk by Kate Grenville - Wednesday 5 September

Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville

SHARED HISTORIES

UTS Library, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning and The Co-op Bookshop warmly invite you to attend a conversation with Kate Grenville, to mark the Indigenous Literacy Day celebrations.  

Indigenous Literacy Day, now in its sixth year, aims to help raise funds and awareness to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.

About the Author:
Kate Grenville talks about her 'Colonial Trilogy' and writing a shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia.

When The Secret River - a novel about frontier violence in early Australia - appeared in 2005, it became an immediate best-seller. It also caused controversy for its frank depiction of Australia's past. In 2008, The Lieutenant continued Grenville's exploration of first contact between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia - in sunlight rather than shadow. In 2011, Kate Grenville completed her 'Colonial Trilogy' with Sarah Thornhill exploring those who have to deal with what the past has created.

DATE: Wednesday, 5 September 2012 
TIME:  5.45 for a 6pm start, concluding at 7pm 
VENUE: Lecture Room 4.g, Level 4
            City Campus Library
RSVP: Emma - atsievents@uts.edu.au

Kate's books will be available for sale at the talk and Kate will be signing copies.

This is a free event.
All are welcome. 
Refreshments will be served