Duration: 30 mins

Ages: 5-12 years

Kirli Saunders, a proud Gunai woman and award-winning writer of poetry, plays and picture books, invites primary school kids of all ages to join her for a creative writing workshop all about our Earth and why we care for Country.

Students will discover ways to express their ideas through poetry and poetic art. Kirli will also read from her celebrated verse novel, Bindi.

Afterwards you can explore more of Kirli’s work in the Power through Poetry activity booklet and delve into the Australian Museum’s powerful, First Nations-led and -informed Unsettled exhibition.

This is a pre-recorded event and will be available throughout the school holidays.

Presented in partnership with Red Room Poetry.


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Kirli Saunders

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Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai Woman and award-winning multidisciplinary creator and consultant. An experienced speaker and facilitator advocating for the environment, gender and racial equality and LGBTIQA+ rights, Kirli was the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year (2020). Kirli’s books, The Incredible Freedom Machines (2018, Scholastic), Kindred (2019, Magabala) and Bindi (2020, Magabala) have been celebrated by the Prime Minister’s, WA and Victorian Premier’s Literary, ABIAs, Kate Challis RAKA, ABDA and CBCA awards.


Red Room Poetry

Red Room Poetry is Australia's leading organisation for commissioning, creating, publishing and promoting poetry in meaningful ways. Red Room has a reputation for excellence and invention, delivering projects that are unparalleled in their quality, scale, professional payment of poets, cultural impact, amplification and engagement of poets, students and audiences of all ages.