Yarn Bombs

Yarn Bombs

A yarn bomb could be dropped unexpectedly before any of the panel sessions!


A yarn bomb could be dropped unexpectedly before any of the panel sessions!
Friday 15 September - Sunday 17 September 2023


LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

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Yarn Bombing is a feature of the Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival wherein storytellers share a 3 to 4-minute yarn before a programmed author conversation. Blak & Bright partnered with WAM to offer a writing workshop earlier this year, which spurred some of these first-time writers on to yarn bomb our WAM sessions.

A yarn bomb could be dropped unexpectedly before any of the panel sessions!

Meet our Yarn Bombers

Ruth Davys

Ruth Davys is a proud and passionate Wiradjuri Language and Culture educator and co-creator of the bi-lingual puppet project, ‘Who? What? Where?’, designed to make learning language fun and entertaining.

It’s been a long time since Ruth has put pen to paper to express and explore her personal stories and the process has reignited her creative spark.

Ruth also presents sessions for the WAM Schools Program and Storytimes as part of the Public Program.

Sandra Collins

Sandra’s varied background over many decades in Community Arts, Playback Theatre, Health and Education assists her in exploring the notion that we are all authors of our own stories.

By sharing our stories we bring awareness to the abundant resources which live in all of us.  Allowing us to find meaning, connection and belonging.

Currently she is focusing on distilling the essence of life changing experiences with significant others.

Trish Cerminara

A proud Gamilaroi woman from a big mob, Albury has been Trish’s adopted country for over 57 years. She has worked in many roles here in Aboriginal health, education, art and culture. As a strong community leader, Trish is involved in dozens of organisations and committees, but no matter how busy she is, she always makes time for art:

"As an artist I love nothing better than to grab an old shirt, a bag of paints and a canvas and draw and paint. I love to carve wood, weave, sculpt, print. I love to wear my art. I make earrings. I paint my shoes and clothes.

I have always liked to write. Writing is an art and all forms of art open doors, create conversations and heal broken minds. 

My connection to community is important as it helps me to reaffirm belonging and connection. It is my aim to empower people by focusing on our strengths. My goals is to build art projects that lead to a deep sense of understanding while connecting through the unity, collaboration and transformation."

Racheal Oak Butler

Local writer, performer and musician, Racheal Oak Butler, worked with our Yarn Bombers to help them develop their pieces and prepare for performance. Racheal will perform My Calling, a 14-minute monologue (not quite a yarn bomb) before We Come with This Place. Details here

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