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Indigenous literacy celebrated

31/Aug/2010

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Sally Morgan. Sally Morgan.

FREMANTLE’S Sally Morgan will share her knowledge with children tomorrow for Indigenous Literacy Day.

The Fremantle author said she would use art and storytelling workshops, as well as panels, to talk about writing stories and idea generation.

Part of the Indigenous Literacy Project, Ms Morgan said the event would help raise money to get authors out to regional areas lacking infrastructure and resources.

“Things that we take for granted in Perth, just aren’t available,” she said.

The author recently took part in the Waarda series, produced by Fremantle Press, that focused on getting aboriginal authors to write children's stories.

“What happened was teachers were saying to me ‘we don’t have enough books in schools written by aboriginal authors’ and I was hearing the same things from parents," she said.

She said the books helped indigenous children identify with authors.

The accomplished writer said her current focus was still on pictures books, both writing and illustrating, which she hoped would come out next year.



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