Poetry Reading at Judith Wright Centenary Celebrations

Judith Wright

 

Widely regarded as one of Australia’s most accomplished poets, Judith Wright, born on 31 May 1915, was a champion of the environment and a strong advocate for Indigenous rights.

On the eve of her centenary, the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts is presenting a free public event to recognise Judith’s rich legacy.

Hosted by Anne-Marie Te Whiu and David Stavanger, the Directors of the Queensland Poetry Festival, the celebration will feature performances by dance students from the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts and interpretations of Judith Wright’s poetry from local artists.

I will read one of Judith’s poems along with Betsy Turcott and Eleanor Jackson, Ross Clark, Dawn Albinger, Bronwyn Lea, Chloe Callistemon, Brett Dionysus and Julie Beveridge.

The event is free to attend, but you must register here to secure your seats in the Performance Space.

There are other upcoming events planned to mark the occasion:

Hearts Ablaze / 23 – 30 May

Tamborine Mountain Little Theatre
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Jude100 – QPF Open Mic Night /29 May – hosted by Matt Hetherington
Archives Fine Books, Brisbane
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Tamborine Mountain Library / throughout May
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