Second Release | NT Writers’ Festival 2017
Announcing the second line-up of writers featured in the NT Writers’ Festival 2017
As depicted, from left to right:
Anthony Lawrence has published sixteen books of poems. His books and individual poems have won many awards, including the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal; The Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize (NSW Premier’s Award for Poetry); Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize; Newcastle Poetry Prize; the Blake Poetry Prize; Judith Wright Calanthe Award; Gwen Harwood Memorial Award.
Felicity Castagna is the author of the award-winning novel The Incredible Here and Now, and its stage adaptation, to be premiered at The National Theatre of Parramatta in 2017. Her collection of short stories Small Indiscretions was named an ABR book of the year. She holds a PhD from Western Sydney University and has served as the National Ambassador for Literacy and as a director at WestWords. No More Boats (Giramondo 2017) is her latest novel.
READ The Man from Snowy River does not come from Detroit Southerly Journal
No More Boats Giramondo
Veronica Perrule Dobson AM is an Eastern Arrernte woman highly respected for her cultural and linguistic knowledge. Veronica co-authored a dictionary of Arrernte. She is the author of Arelhe-Kenhe Merrethene: Arrernte traditional healing (2007), and co-author of Anpernirrentye kin and skin : talking about family in Arrernte (2013).
LISTEN The Story of Veronica Perrule Dobson SBS
READ Arelhe-Kenhe Merrethene: Arrernte Traditional Healing IAD Press
Tim Low is a field biologist, writer, environmental consultant, and wildlife photographer. He is the prize-winning author of six previous books, including Feral Future and The New Nature, and a frequent contributor to Wildlife Australia magazine. He lives in Brisbane, Australia.
LISTEN Another way of understanding Australia’s plants and animals Conversations with Richard Fidler
READ Where Song Began: Australia’s birds and how they changed the world Penguin
Celebrity-inspired scientific names Australian Geographic
Abraham ‘Abe’ Nouk is the founder and director at Creative Rebellion Youth. He is a spoken-word poet, hip-hop fanatic, MC and an author whose craft developed from a realisation of the freedom of speech. Sudanese-born Abe was illiterate when he and his family arrived in Australia in 2004, as UN High Commission designated refugees. Since realising his illiteracy, he began reading and writing to improve his lyrical content for hip-hop music when it became apparent to him that ‘the best thing you can do for yourself is to feed your mind.’ Abe went on to become third in the Australian National Poetry Slam and self-published HUMBLE, his first collection in 2013.
Full program and tickets available April.