About

Kirli Saunders is a proud Yuin woman with ties to the Gundungurra, Gadigal and Biripi people. Kirli is the Manager of Poetic Learning at Red Room Poetry. She was awarded 'Worker of the Year 2017' at the NAIDOC awards in the Illawarra/ Shoalhaven region. Her first children’s picture book ‘The Incredible Freedom Machines’, illustrated by Matt Ottley is to be released in early 2018. Her second picture book 'Our Dreaming' will be released shortly after. Kirli’s work has been published in the Huffington Post Australia. She was poet in residence at Bundanon Trust for the New Shoots project in 2017. Kirli’s work has also been comissioned for Reconciliation Week Keep Cups and a range of Poetic Learning workshops at Red Room Poetry.