Language

Hosted by Gillian O'Shaughnessy

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Boffins Books and the State Library of Western Australia are delighted to host Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks for an in-conversation event on her latest book, Horse, hosted by acclaimed radio presenter Gillian O'Shaughnessy.
at the launch of his new children's book, RUNT
Westbooks presents Craig Silvey talking about his new book, 'Runt'. A heart-warming and hilarious tale of kindness, friendship, hurdles, hoops, tunnels, see-saws, being yourself and bringing out the best in others.
CEWA Autocue Challenge

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The Autocue pop-up at the State Library of WA is an experiential exercise for all students to practice reading and presentation skills. For budding newsreaders, CEOs, Prime Ministers, or even a President.
In conversation with Elders from Boorloo (Perth)

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Meet the Burdyia (bosses) leading the way for respect, recognition and reconciliation in Boorloo/Perth. Join Noongar presenter Phil Walleystack as he sits down for a yarn with the Elders and discovers the stories and experiences that have inspired their fight for change.
The Dreaming

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Drop into the Nook to see episodes of the acclaimed television series The Dreaming - animated films of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling.  Throughout NAIDOC week, Screenarts and the State Library will show the award-winning animated series The Dreaming.
(the language of the Nyungar)

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Engage in a critical conversation, thinking about how the language of the Nyungar has sustained in its own right. Examining how Nyungar has influenced English. Participants will be encouraged to listen and experiment within the conversation.

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Elders Len Collard, a world leader in traditional placenaming, and Geri Hayden, lead facilitator of Community Arts Network’s (CAN) Noongar Place Names program, will host a unique workshop which takes participants on a deeper dive into Noongar language and culture.

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Join poet, educator, and community organiser, Anisa Nandaula for this online workshop on personal storytelling through spoken word, poetry and story.

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Be entertained, write and draw with Western Australian superstar children’s authors and illustrators at the Backyard Book Fair. Presented in partnership with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – WA. 

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XR:WA festival is bringing the immersive world of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and computer games to multiple locations across Perth. This conference and public exhibition will showcase the ideas, works, technology of the evolving VR and digital screen industry.

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Informal ‘chatting’ sessions for adults whose first language is not English. Practice your English conversation, learn Australian expressions and meet friends.