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Poetry in First Languages workshop on Dharawal land

8th May 2019


Red Room Poetry’s Kirli Saunders led Poetry in First Languages on Dharawal land with First Nations poet Ethan Bell, musician Nicole Smede, artist Aunty Trish Levett and Language Custodian Jacob Morris. 40 First Nations students from local primary and high schools created poetry in language with thanks to Merrigong Theatre Co and Wollongong Art Gallery and all our generous supporters. 

Watch the video from WIN News Illawarra.

WIN News Illawarra

David Astle Cryptic Crossword (SMH 1 May 2019)

1st May 2019

This is a David Astle puzzle, cmissioned by Red Room Poetry as part of the sydney Writers Festival. DA Will perform his work tonight at Art After Hours at the AGNSW (1 May 2019). 


Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck, with guest Kirli Saunders

22nd March 2019

Kirli Saunders speaks with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck about Red Room Poetry's program, Poetry in First Languages. 

ABC Radio Sydney

The poet who wants all students to be well versed in Aboriginal languages

21st March 2019

Kirli Saunders has a bold proposal: teach Australia’s kids local Indigenous languages by writing poetry.