Bollée will take part in two events on Saturday 31st May at King’s College, London.
Debate: First Contact: The British Arrival in Australia & New Zealand
Time: 10.00 – 11.00
Ever since the arrival of British colonists in Australia and New Zealand in the 18th century, the debate over sovereignty and ownership with the indigenous people has been a hot topic. Bollée joins a distinguished panel to discuss the way those earlier events have shaped national identities. Other panellists include writer Bruce Pascoe, poet Ali Cobby Eckerman and prominent Maori author Witi Ihimaera.
Event: Writing as The Other
Time: 13.00 – 14.00
Writing from the perspective of anyone other than your self is always an imaginative leap. Is it more difficult to make when your character is from a culture alien to your own? Resonance FM’s Alex Fitch is in conversation with Laurent-Frédéric Bollée and Ed Hillyer, also know as ILYA, whose novel, The Clay Dreaming, focuses on the Aboriginal Australian cricket tour of England in 1868. Together they discuss post-colonial indigenous representation in novels and comics. ILYA is the creator of Room For Love, an original graphic novel published by SelfMadeHero in November 2013.
Both events take place on Saturday 31st May at King’s College Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
For further details of the Festival – www.ausnzfestival.com