Ingrid Laguna is a writer, teacher and musician. Her memoir, Serenade for a Small Family (A&U) was awarded a Varuna Fellowship and, after publication, The Age Non-Fiction Book of The Week. Songbird (Text Publishing) is Ingrid’s debut children’s fiction novel, and was released in May 2019. Ingrid has been published in The Monthly magazine and the AEU magazine. She is currently writing the companion novel to follow Songbird (also to be released with Text Publishing).
As a percussionist, singer and songwriter, Ingrid has toured Europe, Asia and Australia, recorded several albums, and taken percussion and songwriting workshops. With performance group Ruby Fruit Jungle, she supported Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, playing at Australia's biggest entertainment venues.
In the Australian film industry, Ingrid worked as a crewmember on numerous television commercials, a telemovie and a short film.
While in Central Australia, she directed the NT Youth Film Festival and was integral to the Kunka Career Conference for Aboriginal Women, the Indigenous Music Awards, and music programs for Aboriginal youths.
Further to her Master of Teaching studies at the University of Melbourne, Ingrid continues to teach English to secondary-aged new arrivals to Australia at an intensive English language school.