kwatye urrewe is a collaboration between GARUWA and Running Water Community Press, tracing the stories of five poets and storytellers.

Be transported to the heart of the desert with Marie Elena Ellis (Arrernte and Warlpiri) as she sings to the beautiful, ancient Country where she grew up in Inteye Arrkwe (Ross River).

Join Theresa Penangke Alice (Arrernte) to bathe in the beauty of Urremerne and dance with the wind to heal the land on Eastern Arrernte Country.

Listen to the landscape in an ode to the creeks, rivers and waterholes with Tisha Perrurle Carter (Anmatjere) of her homelands at Petyale on Anmatjere Country.

Meet Maureen Nampijinpa O’Keefe as she longs for her Mother’s lost songs on her great, great, grandmother’s homelands at Karlu Karlu on Kaytetye Country.

And, walk with the grandsons of late author Frank Byrne, Stanley and Desmond honour their ancestors at Twetye block, Iwupataka on Arrernte Country.

First previewed at Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival 2024.

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