The Centre for the Study of Western Tradition at Campion College is proud to present a discussion with two of Australia’s most preeminent poets, Alan Wearne and Kate Middleton, as they explore the recent history and contemporary state of Australian poetry.
Alan Wearne has been one of the most accomplished poets of the past 5 decades and a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong. He an author and editor of poetry collections including The Australian Popular Song-book (2008), Prepare the Cabin for Landing (2012), and With the Youngsters (2017), and his verse novels The Nightmarkets (1987) and The Lovemakers (collected volume 2009) have won multiple awards including the National Book Council Award (1987), the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry (2002) and the NSW Premier’s Prize Book of the Year (2002). He is currently publisher of Grand Parade Poets.
Kate Middleton is an accomplished poet and librettist. Author of Fire Season (2009) and Ephemeral Waters (2013), she has been awarded the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize (2006), The Western Australian Premier’s Award for Poetry (2009), and was the inaugural Sydney City Poet (2011-2012).
Date and Time: Tuesday August 22, 2017, 3 pm.
Venue: Campion College of the Liberal Arts, 8-14 Austin Woodbury place, Old Toongabbie, NSW 2146
RSVP: Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday August 19, 2017