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Please note: the conference is in BUILDING 2 on the UC Bruce campus. 
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DAILY FORECAST (care of Describing Things in Canberra):  

Wednesday Canberra weather: regardless of any thing Neil Finn may have said, you don’t really have your own personal weather bubble. You can easily test this by travelling from the Woden Valley to the northside on foggy morning. Or getting on a plane in December and flying to Helsinki.

So those of you who are in Canberra today will probably experience much the same weather as each other. Warm to hot and slighty sticky. The weather equivalent of spilling cocoa on your new trousers.

Chemical interventions such as deodorant, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and anti-histamines are strongly indicated. Consider long before you commit to opaque tights, however hairy your legs are. Once the sun is over the yard arm, applications of gin and tonic may be beneficial.



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Tuesday, November 29 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Midsummer Night's Dream

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A magical evening of poetry performances.

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Jordan Williams

Associate Professor of Creative Writing, University of Canberra
Associate Professor Jordan Williams is a poet and multimedia artist who teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Canberra. She researches the materiality of poetry and the use of ‘play’ in creative writing interventions for wellbeing and health. She has led the creative writing stream of two Defence ARRTS programs designed to promote the health and wellbeing of injured and ill Defence personnel.

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Poet; PhD candidate, Edith Cowan University
Jackson is a computer science graduate and poet. Her doctoral research at Edith Cowan University explores how poetry might harmonise 'Western' scientific and 'Eastern' spiritual worldviews. Her journal and anthology publications include Westerly, Plumwood Mountain, the Australian Poetry Journal and the forthcoming Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry. Jackson has published two books, a chapbook, seven zines and a CD. She won... Read More →

Monica Carroll

University of Canberra
Monica Carroll is a researcher at the University of Canberra. Her academic publications include papers on space and writing. Her research interests include phenomenology, poetry and empathy. Her widely published prose and poetry has won numerous national and international awards.

Jen Crawford

University of Canberra
Dr Jen Crawford is an Assistant Professor of Writing within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. She has also taught in New Zealand and Singapore. Her most recent collections of poetry are Lichen Loves Stone (Tinfish Press, 2015), Koel (Cordite Books, 2016) and 5,6,7,8, co-authored with Owen Bullock, Monica Carroll and Shane Strange (Recent Work Press, 2016). 

Dominique Hecq

Associate Professor, Writing, Swinburne University of Technology
Dominique Hecq  has a background in literary studies, psychoanalysis and translation. Towards a Poetics of Creative Writing (2015) explores creative writing in the academy as an avenue for investigations of creativity while examining the relevance of psychoanalysis for the arts. She has published thirteen major creative works of which Stretchmarks of Sun (2014) is a companion piece to Out of... Read More →

Ruby Todd

Ruby Todd is a writer of prose and poetry, with a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Theory from Deakin University, where she teaches. Her research work investigates the ethics of writing elegy, with reference to mourning studies, poetics, and environmental philosophy.

Amelia Walker

University of South Australia
Amelia Walker completed her PhD in early 2016 through the University of South Australia, where she now works teaching courses in creative writing and literature.
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Sholeh Wolpé

Sholeh Wolpé is an Iranian-born poet and literary translator. She is the recipient of the 2014 PEN/Heim, 2013 Midwest Book Award and 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize. Wolpé's nine books include, Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths, Rooftops of Tehran, Sin—Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad, and The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and Its Exiles. Wolpé's modern translation of Conference of the... Read More →

Tuesday November 29, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor ampitheatre Open green area outside Building 2

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