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Workshop – Nyernila: listening continuously with poetry
May 22, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join this workshop to listen continuously, and travel with Skye on a writing adventure to the self while exploring ways to find words for those inner landscapes of who we are.
Finding a way to feel connected to ourselves and the world around us can feel overwhelming. Writing and storytelling is a medium we can safely explore. Aboriginal mobs in Northwest Victoria have a word: ‘Nyernila’. It means to listen continuously. When we sit in Nyernila, we give space to the thoughts and feelings inside us. It also gives space to acknowledge the Country we’re on and how we can learn and grow with it.
About the poet
Proud Aboriginal human, wonderfully queer, midwife, student hot air balloon pilot, advocate and adventurer, Skye experiences life as it takes them in all directions, whether that is being grounded on Country or floating in the sky by a balloon of hot air.
Skye has selective mutism as a result of childhood trauma, and has instinctively used writing as a medium to communicate both inner and outer worlds. Writing has supported Skye in their healing and with 60,000 years of storytelling in their blood. They are a strong believer of storytelling as a form of medicine.