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FSP Featured Poet Series @ The Halifax Cafe: Rachael Mead & Peter Goldsworthy, September 30th, 2015
30 September, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pmFree
Join Rachael Mead & Peter Goldsworthy for a reading of some of their favourite poems
MC: Jelena Dinic
We’d love to see a massive crowd there supporting poetry in South Australia. Excellent food and wine available for purchase from the convivial Halifax Cafe staff. Plenty of free street parking nearby.
This is a FREE event. Everyone is welcome.
Rachael Mead is a South Australian poet and writer who has been, at various times, an archaeologist, environmental campaigner, wedding decorator and bookseller. She has an Honours degree in Classical Archaeology, a Masters in Environmental Studies and is currently finishing her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. She is the author of three collections of poetry, ‘Sliding Down the Belly of the World’ (Wakefield Press 2012), ‘The Sixth Creek’ (Picaro Press 2013) and ‘The Quiet Blue World’ (Garron Publishing 2015).
Rachael has published widely in Australia and internationally. Her work has featured on ABC Radio National’s Poetica program and she won Varuna’s Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship for Poetry in 2011 and again in 2015. She was shortlisted in 2013 for the Newcastle Poetry Prize and long listed in 2015 for the University of Canberra International Poetry Prize. When not in rehab for her addictions to op-shopping and books Rachael lives in the Adelaide Hills with her husband, animals and a slightly ridiculous collection of op-shop overcoats.
Peter Goldsworthy has won literary awards across a wide range of genres, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Poetry prize, the FAW Christina Stead Award for fiction, and a Helpmann Award, with composer Richard Mills, for the opera ‘Batavia’. His 1995 novel ‘Wish’ was recently rereleased in the Text Classics series, and his 1989 novel ‘Maestro’ as an Angus & Robertson Australian Classic. A new collection of poetry – ‘The Rise of the Machines and other love poems’ – will appear in 2015, his first for 14 years.
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