Theresa Creed was born on Woorabinda Aboriginal Mission and is an elder of the Pitta Pitta Pitta and Mayi Yupi nations of North West Queensland. She is a performance poet and draws on her long history as a dancer, actor and singer and her ancient culture of ceremony. She is presently writing a book of poetry, which is her first excursion into the written tradition. Theresa’s poetry tells her story and the history of her family, from the undisturbed times to war and invasion, from the Aboriginal mission and reserve system to the land rights movement and life today.
Talkin’Up: Poetry Reading Sat 26 Aug 245pm Judith Wright Screening Room, free