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A Tribute to Les Murray

Friday May 10, 2019
18:00 - 19:00
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Les Murray was one of Australia’s best loved poets. He wrote with grace and fireworks about country life, and, had a gift for exquisite language that moved through every register. After he passed away in April 2019, West Australian Poets Inc and the Centre for Stories thought it would be appropriate to get together and remember him. Join us for an evening of reflection, poems and poetics with Dennis Haskell, Lucy Dougan, Gary de Piazzi, Rose van Son, and Robert Wood. It will be a chance to hear the work of Les Murray, one of the most awarded and celebrated poets of his time, who was the winner of the Grace Leven Prize, the TS Eliot Prize and the Queen’s Gold Medal, amongst many other awards.


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Robert Wood

Robert Wood is the author of three books and has a PhD in Creative Writing. He has edited for Cordite Poetry Review, Peril Magazine, and Overland Journal, and has worked for Australian Poetry at The Wheeler Centre. In 2017/2018, he was a Copyright Agency Emerging Critic with the Sydney Review of Books and an Endeavour Research Fellow at Columbia University. Robert is the current Chair of PEN Perth. He is responsible for identifying and developing partnerships with local, national and international arts organisations and creatives, designing and delivering a program of activities, quality control of all creative outputs, and developing and implementing best-practice service delivery models.

Dennis Haskell

Dennis Haskell is an Australian critic, poet and academic. His key areas of research are Australian Literature, Poetry from the Medieval period to the present, Creative Writing, South-east Asian Writing in English, Literary Modernism (1890-1939), Modernism and after, and Post-colonial.

Lucy Dougan

Lucy Dougan has been published in a range of journals both here and overseas, and has had work represented in many anthologies. She has worked in arts administration, as a tertiary teacher of creative writing, literature and film, and as poetry editor of HEAT magazine and Axon: Creative Explorations.

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100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

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Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Wheelchair access is provided. The Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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