Late Sunday Afternoon Reading –
Jennifer Strauss & Geoff Page – Sunday 27 October
Strauss Page details
Jenni & Mervyn would like to invite you to listen to and meet two of our leading Australian poets. Jennifer Strauss (Victoria) and Geoffrey Page (ACT) are both respected and well known for their life dedicated to the craft of poetry.
Jennifer Strauss & Geoffrey Page
at the Eltham South Fine Art Gallery
6 Mt. Pleasant Road, Eltham
27 October at 4.30pm
includes refreshments & nibbles
A gentle way to close the weekend as we merge into the new week.
Phone: 9439 3458 Mobile: 0417 585 102 email: jenni@ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au
6 Mt Pleasant Road, Eltham 3095 http://www.ElthamSouthFineArt.com.au
Jennifer Strauss was born on a dairy farm near Heywood, and spent the first six years of her life there. She received her education successively in a Catholic convent, Presbyterian boarding school, and Anglican College of Melbourne University. Her working life has been as an academic in English departments, which has afforded her a great deal of pleasure from teaching, and the chance to move about the world a good deal-living in Britain, USA, Germany, Canada and travelling in Spain and Latin America, especially Argentina. Her first published poems were in Melbourne University Magazine. As an academic at Monash University, Jennifer published a good deal of literary criticism, including books on Judith Wright and Gwen Harwood; edited 2 anthologies of Australian poetry, and co-edited The Oxford Literary History of Australia. Jennifer Strauss is national President of a woman’s NGO, the Australian Federation of University Women.
Geoff Page is based in Canberra and has published twenty-one collections of poetry as well as two novels and five verse novels. He’s also won the Grace Leven Prize and the Patrick White Literary Award, among others. His recent books include A Sudden Sentence in the Air: Jazz Poems (Extempore 2011), Coda for Shirley (Interactive Press 2011), Cloudy Nouns (Picaro Press 2012) and 1953 (University of Queensland Press 2013). Improving the News (Pitt Street Poetry) and NewSelected Poems (Puncher & Wattmann) are due out late in 2013.
Photographs & Portraits taken and painted by Jenni Mitchell
Three New Workshops –
TWO NEW dates for the ORCHARD GARDEN @ The Gallery and ONE for WINGROVE PARK, ELTHAM.
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