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National Treasures
Code: 154  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Poetry
Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Mark Tredinnick, Vivian Smith, Judith Beveridge (facilitator)
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Mark Tredinnick, winner of the 2011 Montreal International Poetry Prize, and the poet who had a strong influence on him, Vivian Smith, one of the elder statesmen of Australian poetry, read and talk to each other in this very special event. Chair: Judith Beveridge.

Mark Tredinnick (Australian)

Mark Tredinnick, winner of the 2011 Montreal International Poetry Prize and many Australian poetry awards, is the author of 11 works of poetry and prose including: Fire Diary, winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award; The Blue Plateau, shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and winner of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award; The Little Red Writing Book; and Australia’s Wild Weather. His poems and essays are widely published in Australia and the United States. He lives on the Wingecarribee River, south-west of Sydney.

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Vivian Smith (Australian)

Vivian Smith was born in Hobart in 1933 and has lived in Sydney since 1967. These two oldest cities in Australia play a central role in his latest collection Here, There and Elsewhere. He has published eight collections of poetry as well as critical and scholarly books on Australian writers. His awards include the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the Patrick White Literary Award and the Grace Leven Prize.

Judith Beveridge (Australian)

Judith Beveridge has published four books of poetry, all of which have won major prizes including the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award, the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the Grace Leven Prize and the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize. Her most recent collection is Storm and Honey. In 2005 she was awarded the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal for excellence in literature. She is the poetry editor for Meanjin and teaches poetry at postgraduate level at the University of Sydney.

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