In fall 2015, 32 indigenous writers and photographers living in Australia and the United States came together in an online exchange to create fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography centered on the theme of "narrative witness." Led by writing and photography workshop facilitators, the group workshopped their photo essays and texts online over the course of two months. Reflecting on her experience in the workshop, Australian participant Timmah Ball said, “Narrative Witness was a powerful experience and opportunity to see the parallels and enduring legacy of colonization in both America and Australia. Workshopping my ideas with other first nation writers was enriching; allowing me to push some of the issues I have been wanting to explore even further.” More information on the exchange can be found on the International Writing Program’s website.

The International Writing Program is proud to present the collected work of Narrative Witness: Indigenous Peoples, Australia-United States