Poetry & The Contemporary Conference

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Poetry & The Contemporary Conference

Time: July 7, 2011 to July 10, 2011
Location: Deakin University
Event Type: conference, reading
Organized By: Michael Farrell & Anne Vickery
Latest Activity: Jul 4, 2011

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Event Description

Papers, panels, roundtables, evening readings, launches, and a Sunday outing.

Over two nights, join us and some of Australia's best poets for papers, panels, roundtables, readings and book launches.

THURSDAY 7 JULY - 5.15 for a 5.30 start

Pam Brown - Complaints Department: what I've heard - a few gripes about the incorporation of Australian poetry plus some whining about poetic content, or, what's wrong.

Vivienne Plumb - Fact or Fiction: Meditations on Mary Finger.

Grand Parade Book Launches:
* Perrier Fever
by Pete Spence, and
* 6am in the Universe
by Benjamin Frater
with Alan Wearne, Kris Hemensley, and John Hawke.

Book Launch:
* Vishvarūpa
by Michelle Cahill
Published by Five Islands Press and launched by Jill Jones

SATURDAY 9 JULY - 6.15pm for 6.30pm start

Book Launches:

* One Under Bacchus
by Duncan Hose

* Career
by Liam Ferney

A Steamer and Rabbit Launch Special
with MCs: Sam Langer and Jessica Wilkinson,
and readings by Emily Bitto, Stuart Cooke, Will Druce, Marty Hiatt, Fiona Hile, Sam Langer, Tom Lee, Jal Nicholl, Sharne Vate, Corey Wakeling, Nick Whittock, Jessica Wilkinson, Caroline Williamson, and Tim Wright.


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Comment by Adrian Wiggins on April 21, 2011 at 22:23
In my view any half-decent Sunday outing will include snooker, polo and lacrosse, a good square meal and a round of toast. Just a suggestion...

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