Join us to launch Dreaming Inside (Volume 8), this year’s anthology of writing from Junee Correctional Centre. Supported by the South Coast Writers Centre and initiated by Aunty Barbara Nicholson, the Ngana Barangarai (Black Wallaby) project has been running for eight years. Each volume is an authentic glimpse into the lives of these First Nations inmates who describe their culture, feelings and experiences in poetry, prose and song lyrics. Their paintings will also be auctioned on the night.

Aunty Barbara Nicholson (Australian)

Aunty Barbara Nicholson

Aunty Barbara Nicholson is an Elder of the Wadi Wadi people of the Illawarra region. She is project leader of the Ngana Barnagarai (Black Wallaby) project and editor of Dreaming Inside: Voices from Junee Correctional Centre Volume 8. She is a poet, activist, recipient of numerous awards in Aboriginal Education, a published academic, university lecturer and has taught course work to inmate students at Goulburn Gaol and Junee Correctional Centre. She holds a degree in English Literature (Newcastle) and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (UOW).