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Why We Write: Peter Boyle, Stephen Edgar & Natalie Harkin with Paul Kane

Friday, 14 July 2017
2.45pm

mim (museum of innocence mildura)
33 Deakin Avenue
Mildura VIC
3500

$20.00
$15.00 Concession
Students FREE

Disabled Access:Yes



Peter Boyle has published seven books of poetry, including Ghostspeaking (Vagabond, 2016), Towns in the Great Desert (Puncher and Wattman, 2013) and Apocrypha (Vagabond, 2009). His awards include the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Poetry, the Queensland Premier's Prize and the ACT Judith Wright award. He is also a translator of poetry from French and Spanish with six books of translation published, including Selected Poems by Olga Orozco, Marosa di Giorgio and Jorge Palma (Vagabond, 2017). He was awarded the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Literary Translation. After many years working as a teacher with TAFE, Peter is completing a Doctorate of Creative Arts at Western Sydney University.

Stephen Edgar’s most recent book is Transparencies (Black Pepper, 2017). His two previous books, Eldershaw and Exhibits of the Sun, were both shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. He has received the Grace Leven Poetry Prize (2003), the Australian Book Review Poetry Prize (2005) and the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal (2006). His website can be found at stephenedgar.com.au. He lives in Sydney.

Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman from the Chester family in South Australia. She is an academic and activist-poet with an interest in the state's colonial archives and Aboriginal family records. Her words have been installed and projected in exhibitions comprising text-object-video projection, including with the Unbound Collective who she works and creates with. She has written with Overland, Southerly and Cordite, and her first poetry manuscript, Dirty Words, was published by Cordite Books in 2015.





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