Ali Cobby Eckermann’s first collection, little bit long time, was written in the desert and launched her literary career in 2009. Her works have been published in various languages, and she has travelled widely to showcase Aboriginal poetry overseas. In 2013, Ali won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and Book of the Year (NSW) for Ruby Moonlight, a massacre verse novel. In 2014, Ali was the inaugural recipient of the Tungkunungka Pintyanthi Fellowship at Adelaide Writers’ Week, and the first Aboriginal Australian writer to attend the International Writing Program at University of Iowa. Her memoir Too Afraid to Cry was released in 2015. In 2017, Ali received a Windham-Campbell Award from Yale University.
Opening Night + Poetry Awards Thurs 24 Aug 6-730pm, free – Keynote
Seeds: Eco Poetry Panel Fri 25 Aug 3-4pm, free
QPF2017 Literary Cabaret Fri 25 Aug 8-10pm BOOK