An Evening of Perfect Prose
Join a stellar selection of major award-winning writers - AS Patric, David Stavanger, Krissy Kneen, Patrick Holland, Samuel Wagan Watson, and Sarah Holland-Batt - for an evening of perfect prose with a dash of literary levity as they read aloud from their work. Drinks will be available at the bar. BYO mingling skills.
About the writers
AS Patric's novel Black Rock White City won the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award. He is a winner of the Ned Kelly Award and the Booranga Prize, and is the author of Las Vegas for Vegans, a short story collection shortlisted in the Queensland Literary Awards. AS Patric's novella The Rattler was shortlisted for the Lord Mayor's Award and Bruno Kramzer was shortlisted for the Viva La Novella Prize. He teaches writing subjects at university level and conducts writing workshops nationally.
David Stavanger is a poet, performer and cultural producer. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in the release of The Special (UQP), his first full-length collection of poetry which was also awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. David is the Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His recent prose-poem 'The Electric Journal' was a finalist of the 2016 Newcastle Poetry prize. At the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards he received a Queensland Writing Fellowship. He is also sometimes known as pioneering Green Room-nominated 'spoken weird' artist Ghostboy, winning the 2005 Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup and establishing poetry slam in QLD via his work with the State Library and Woodford Folk Festival.
Krissy Kneen is the award winning author of the memoir Affection, the novels Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, and the Thomas Shapcott Award winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC television.
Patrick Holland is the author of seven books, including The Mary Smokes Boys, which was longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award, The Source of the Sound, which won the 2010 International Scott Prize, Navigatio which re-imagines the ocean journeys of St Brendan, and most recently One, a novel of Australia’s last bushranger, Jim Kenniff. He has been a judge of the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize. He is completing his PhD in writing at QUT, where he researches East Asian minimalism.
Samuel Wagan Watson is a writer from 'black-soil' country where the winds still whisper Munanjali songlines. His poetry has been granted the David Unaipon Award, the Kenneth Slessor Prize, the NSW Premier's Book of the Year and the Scanlon Poetry Prize. His latest book of poetry is entitled 'Monster's Ink', published by University of Canberra.
Sarah Holland-Batt is an award-winning poet. Her most recent book, The Hazards (UQP), won the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for several other major prizes. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at QUT, and is the editor of The Best Australian Poems 2016 (Black Inc), and the poetry editor of Island.
A literary salon
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This course is for participants aged 18 years and above. If you are accessing the QWC member tickets you may be asked to show proof of membership.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Queensland Writers Centre is located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland.
There are several parking and transportation options:
- Parking underneath State Library or Queensland Museum costs $16 per entry.
- There is limited street parking available on Merivale Street, Montague Road and Hope Street at an hourly rate.
- A drop-off point is located on the ring road outside SLQ, next to the bus stops.
- The Cultural Precinct BusWay and South Brisbane Train Station are a short walk from State Library.
What can I bring into the event?
You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary.
The venue runs quite a cool air-conditioning system so we advise bringing a jacket, jumper or cardigan with you.
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Queensland Writers Centre
Level 2, State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101