Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet, life writer and essayist from Gunnedah and Tamworth, north-western New South Wales. She now lives in Sydney on Wangal land, where she studies a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney. Her work has been published in Meanjin, Vertigo and Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives. In 2015, Alison was awarded one of two Indigenous Writing Fellowships by the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! project. Written over four years and inspired by small fragments of her own life, Lemons in the Chicken Wire is Alison’s first published collection.
Challenging Assumptions: 30 Years of Independent Indigenous Publishing
The future of identity writing is shifting.
The Big Read
Seven poets, seven minutes each.
Tropical Grove, Perth Writers Festival Precinct
Overcoming taboos and being fearless with the written word.
Octagon Theatre, UWA