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Mykaela Saunders: Always Will Be -Book Launch
28 June / 12:00pm – 2:15pm
Walumattagal (Macquarie University) Arts Precinct B - Readers and Writers Room 25 Wally's Walk, Wallumatta (Macquarie Park) Dharug Country (NSW).

Mykaela Saunders: Always Will Be -Book Launch

Join Dr Mykaela Saunders as she discusses her prize-winning short story collection Always Will Be with Dr Michelle Hamadache. Drinks and light refreshments provided. Books will be available for purchase.

Dr Mykaela Saunders is a Koori/Goori and Lebanese writer, researcher, editor and teacher.

Mykaela is the author of the speculative fiction collection ALWAYS WILL BE (UQP 2024), which won the David Unaipon Award, and the editor of THIS ALL COME BACK NOW, the Aurealis Award-winning, world first anthology of blackfella spec fic (UQP 2022). Mykaela has won other prizes for fiction, poetry, life writing and research, including the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize and the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize. Her writing has been widely published across forms, genres and disciplines, and all of her major creative projects have attracted funding and fellowships.

Mykaela is currently a postdoctoral research fellow and holds a Macquarie University Fellowship for Indigenous Research. Her project is called LAYING DOWN THE LORE: a survey of First Nations speculative, visionary and experimental fiction. Mykaela has worked in Aboriginal education in various capacities since 2003 and taught at the tertiary level since 2012. Her research explores her community’s past, present and future.

Of Dharug descent and belonging to the Tweed Goori community, Mykaela lives and works with gratitude on the lands of the Dharug, Kulin, and Bundjalung nations – Sydney, Melbourne, and the northern rivers of NSW.

This event is free, but please register here.