samedi 28 juillet 2012

A celebration of the poetry of Francis Webb

Willoughby City Library Services presents poetry out loud - a reading and discussion of the works of Francis Webb.  Francis Webb (1925–73), one of Australia’s most loved poets, grew up in Chatswood and attended St Pius X College.  His personal book collection, held at the library, will be on display for this celebratory event.

2 for 2.30pm until 4pm
Saturday 25 August 2012
Chatswood Library, Lower Ground, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (Phone: 02 9777 7900)

Speakers include:
 Toby Davidson, Macquarie University, Editor Webb’s Collected poems
 Michael Griffith, Australian Catholic University, Webb’s biographer
 Sister Pauline Fitzwalter, Friend and correspondent of Francis Webb
 Bernadette Brennan, University of Sydney, Webb scholar, ASAL President
 Tony Cousins, Macquarie University, 16–19th century poetry scholar
 Robert Adamson, 2011 Patrick White Poetry Award, Blake Poetry Prize
 Adam Aitken, 2010 John Bray Award For Poetry
 Judith Beveridge, University Of Sydney, Poetry Editor, Meanjin
 Stephen Edgar, 2009 William Baylebridge Memorial Prize
 Peter Skrzynecki, OA for service to Australian multicultural literature
 Juno Gemes, Photographer, film-maker, journalist and publisher

A PDF flyer is available at

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