Upcoming Event

A Western Sydney Book Club – June Edition

June 28, 2024 6:00 pm — Tickets FREE
8 Victoria Rd Parramatta

About the Book

Gawimarra: Gathering by Jeanine Leane is a profound exploration of identity, belonging, and resilience within the context of Australia’s First Nations history. Through a collection of evocative poems and stories, Leane masterfully weaves together personal and collective narratives, offering a deep insight into the struggles and triumphs of Aboriginal communities. The book delves into themes of cultural reclamation, ancestral connections, and the enduring impacts of colonisation, portraying the rich heritage and unyielding spirit of the First Nations people. Leane’s work is a celebration of cultural survival and a powerful call to acknowledge and address the ongoing challenges faced by Aboriginal Australians in contemporary society. Gawimarra: Gathering is both a tribute to the past and a hopeful vision for the future.

About the Facilitator

Luke Patterson will facilitate the conversation about Jeanine Leane’s poetry collection Gawimarra: Gathering.

Luke Patterson is a Gamilaroi poet, educator and musician living on Gadigal lands. His poetry has appeared in Cordite, Plumwood Mountain, Rabbit, Running Dog and The Suburban Review. You will also find his work in anthologies including NANGAMAY dream MANA gather DJURALI grow as well as Best of Australian Poems 2023. Luke’s research and creative pursuits are grounded in extensive work with First Nations and other community-based organisations across Australia.

Event Details

When: Fri, 28 June – 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Where: ACE Parramatta, 8 Victoria Rd
This is a free event, but registrations are essential! Book your tickets today via the link below.

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Join Luke Patterson in a conversation about Gawimarra: Gathering by Jeanine Leane
This month’s edition takes place in the safe and welcoming space of Arts & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta.
A Western Sydney Book Club explores books led by guest authors, for readers, in and connected to Western Sydney.


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