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UQP authors at Perth Festival: Literature & Ideas
07 Feb 2020

UQP authors at Perth Festival: Literature & Ideas

Come together to talk about the most pressing issues of our time. It’s a program packed with all the things that matter: Land. Money. Power. Sex.

Omar Sakr speaks with Jay Anderson about The Lost Arabs, his sophomore poetry collection. His work has been described as seething and urgent but it is also, in the words of David Malouf, ‘the new and powerful voice, public, performative, but also vulnerably intimate, of one of our "children of elsewhere”’. Sun 23 Feb 5.30pm at Murdoch Lecture Theatre FREE

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Presented by With Jo Trilling and Sisonke Msimang - Tony Birch shines a spotlight on the 1960s and the devastating government policy of taking Indigenous children from their families. Get Lit Bookclub: The White Girl. 30 Jan at Boffins Bookshop FREE

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Melissa Lucashenko is one of Australia’s finest writers with work that illuminates some of the country’s most important problems. There were no surprises when Too Much Lip won the 2019 Miles Franklin Prize. She will be in conversation with Danae Gibson. Sat 22 Feb 5pm at Banquet Hall.

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David Stavanger is a poet, performer, cultural producer, editor and lapsed psychologist. His first full-length poetry collection The Special (UQP, 2014) was awarded the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. His new collection is Case Notes (UWAP, 2020). Stavanger is also the co-editor of SOLID AIR: Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019). These days he lives between the stage and the page.

Anne-Marie Te Whiu is a Brisbane-born Māori (on her Father’s side) descending from the Te Rarawa tribe Northland, Aotearoa. She is a cultural producer, most recently having co-directed the Queensland Poetry Festival (2015 –17). She is an editor, emerging poet and weaver and is an experienced theatre practitioner having won several short play awards as a director. She is the co-editor of Solid Air: Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019). The Big Brave Read. Sat 22 Feb 10.45am at Tropical Grove FREE

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