Event Details

Wednesday, 31 August 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UQ Location:
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Miss Alice-Anne Psaltis
334 67793
Org. Unit:
The University of Queensland Art Museum

Event Description

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Indigenous writer Graham Akhurst has created a series of poems in response to five photographs in Over the fence: Contemporary Indigenous photography from the Corrigan Collection.

Please join him for a live reading of his work and an informal discussion on the process of responding to art with poetry.

Free. All welcome.

Graham Akhurst is an Aboriginal writer and academic from the Kokomini of Northern Queensland. He has been published with Mascara Literary Review and Westerly for creative non-fiction, and the Australian Book Review, Cordite, Verity La and Off the Coast (Maine America) for poetry. He contributed to the Brisbane Poetry Map, and was poet of the week for the Australian Book Review in early April 2016. Graham has been a featured reader at the Queensland Poetry Festival and Clancestry. He received an Australia Council Grant to complete his debut novel Borderland. Graham was a participant on the 2015 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Tour. He received a Bachelor of Creative Arts with first class honours in 2015 and is currently enrolled in an MPhil in Creative Writing at The University of Queensland, where he also lectures and tutors through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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