Including G. Goodfellow, J. Janson, N. Simpson and J. Tu / Chaired by Peter Goldsworthy
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Join Peter Goldsworthy for an hour of poetry reading, featuring a line-up of celebrated poets drawn from Writers’ Week guests and South Australia’s vast pool of poetic talent. Including Julie Janson, Jessie Tu, Nardi Simpson and Adelaide’s own legendary street poet, Geoff Goodfellow.
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Geoff Goodfellow's recent memoir Out of Copley Street: a working-class boyhood, his first book of prose, has been warmly endorsed by Tim Winton and Helen Garner. A world-renowned poet, his new poetry collection, Preparing for Business (endorsed by Hunters & Collectors frontman, Mark Seymour) is released February 2021, for Writers Week. His collection Poems for a Dead Father was shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year award in 2002. His poems have appeared in Best Australian Poetry (2009) and in Best Australian Poems four times.
Julie Janson is a Burruberongal woman of Darug Aboriginal Nation and a playwright, novelist and poet. Julie was co-recipient of the 2016 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize and winner of the 2019 Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and her novels include The Crocodile Hotel, The Light Horse Ghost and, most recently, Benevolence.
Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician, composer and educator from North West NSW freshwater plains. A founding member of Indigenous folk duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has been performing nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her debut novel, Song of the Crocodile was a 2018 winner of a black&write! writing fellowship.
Jessie Tu trained as a classical violinist for more than 15 years and has taught music at schools in Sydney and refugee camps in the Middle East. She has won several poetry and writing awards and now works as a journalist at Women's Agenda. Her first book of poetry was released in 2018 and A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing is her first novel.
Peter Goldsworthy divides his working time between medicine and writing. His novels have sold over 400,000 copies in Australia alone, and his writing has been shortlisted and won major literary awards across a range of genres: poetry, short story, novels, theatre, and opera libretti. His most recent book is Minotaur.