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Aboriginal writing workshop in Perth next week

Posted: June 19th, 2013

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Do you have a story to tell but don’t know how to go about writing it?

The Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company will be holding a free writing workshop for the Aboriginal community next week in Perth with acclaimed author and editor, Amanda Curtin.

The workshop will be held 10am–1pm, Wednesday 26 June at the State Library of Western Australia. It is strictly limited to 25 participants, so RSVP now to reserve your place.

For more information and to register, contact Project Manager Irma Woods on (09) 9202 1966 or email project@yirrayaakin.com.au

Click here to find out more about the Yirra Yakkin Theatre Company.

Aboriginal theatre company is coming to the Pilbara

Posted: September 19th, 2011

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Good Lovin’ cast members Alyssa Thompson,
Zac James, Shakira Clanton and Ian Wilkes.
Photo courtesy of Yirra Yaakin
Perth-based Indigenous theatre company Yirra Yaakin is coming to the Pilbara this week to present Good Lovin’, an original commission by the WA Health Department, written by Palyku playwright David Milroy.
The play will be presented for free to schools and communities in the Pilbara region from 20-23 September 2011.
David Milroy is an award-winning playwright (Waltzing the Wilarra, Windmill Baby), and has written Good Lovin’ to promote positive lifestyle choices.
The Good Lovin’ performance will be followed by a theatre and health workshop to encourage and support young people to make choices about what’s right for them by using hip hop and humour.
The performance and workshop program of Good Lovin’ will visit schools and local communities in Karratha on 20 September, Roebourne on 22 September, and Onslow on 23 September.
For more information visit http://www.yirrayaakin.com.au/