Mike Ladd & Cathy Brooks at the Barr Smith Library

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an author event with

Mike Ladd and Cathy Brooks

Thursday 18 May 2017 at 6:00 for a 6:30pm start.

Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.


Mike Ladd is an Australian poet and radio presenter who has collaborated with artists and musicians, making poems for audio, film and installation works. His poetry combines natural elements with the suburban and industrial.

Mike’s new collection, Invisible Mending ranges across genres including essay, memoir, short story and poetry. Based loosely on the ideas of scarring and healing, Invisible Mending extends from family intimacies to connection and disconnection in the Australian community, environmental damage and repair.

Individual works have appeared in both the Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Poems series, leading Australian newspapers and magazines, and publications in the UK and USA. Barry Hill has described Mike Ladd’s writing as ‘flinty, visionary poetry’.

Cathy Brooks is a multidisciplinary visual artist, and together with Mike has been running projects to put poems on street signs as public art.

Learn more about these projects and the writing of Invisible Mending at this special author event.

Bookings by Tuesday 16 May to:

Telephone: 8313 4064
Open to the public
$5 admission at the door