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On the Terrace - Seminar 2

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QUT Creative Industries Faculty

City Terrace, Level 6, Z9

Cnr Musk Avenue and Kelvin Grove Road

Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059

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Writers and ideas at QUT

On the Terrace brings together writers, editors, and academics to discuss key debates and ideas animating the field of contemporary creative writing.

Open to all, these free seminars will invite speakers and audience members to engage with a spectrum of ideas about what it means to be a writer today, and debate the cultural factors contributing to our ideas of writing, publishing, and editing.

Seminar 2:

Writers and Ideas at QUT

Place is often key to a writer's practice, while other parts of the literary world, such as publishing, festivals, and bookshops, help shape the communities to which they belong. Yet some places seem to be celebrated for their literary life more so than others. Are there literary centres in Australia, and if so what does it mean to be on the outskirts?

Featuring:

Nick Earls

Nick Earls is the author of 26 books, most of which are set in southeast Queensland. Five of his novels have been adapted into stage plays, and two into feature films – one shot in the inner suburbs of Brisbane, the other adapted from the Italian edition of the novel and shot in Turin. His work has appeared on bestseller lists in Australia, the UK and US, and won awards in the same three countries. His latest work is the novella series Wisdom Tree, in which his Brisbane protagonists find themselves in locations far from home. The series has won five awards, including a NSW Premier’s Literary Award and a gold medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards (US).

Jane O'Hara

Jane O’Hara has more than 25 years experience and education in the arts. From 2013 Jane produced the Writers + Ideas series at Brisbane Powerhouse - a year-round program of writers and ideas events. She also provides arts and cultural consultancy services to a number of regional and rural councils and non-government arts organisations. Jane was Festival Director/CEO of Brisbane Writers Festival from 2009 – 2012 and prior to that produced Word Play - the Brisbane Writers Festival Education Program from 2005 – 2008 as well as the 2009 IDEAS Festival Education Program for Arts Queensland. Jane was awarded a 2012 Churchill Fellowship undertaking an international study of successful writer’s festivals including Jaipur, Edinburgh, Hay and London

Rohan Wilson

Rohan Wilson is a writer and critic. He is the author of two novels, The Roving Party and To Name Those Lost. His work has won numerous awards, including the 2011 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award, the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Award, and the 2016 Adelaide Festival Award. He lectures in Creative Writing at QUT

Panel chair: Kári Gíslason

Associate Professor Kári Gíslason is a writer and academic who lectures in Creative Writing at QUT. Kári was awarded a doctorate in 2003 for his thesis on medieval Icelandic literature. He is the author of The Promise of Iceland, The Ash Burner, and co-author with Richard Fidler of Saga Land: The Island of Stories at the Edge of the World. As well as memoir and fiction, he also publishes scholarly articles, travel writing and reviews.

Please note: These seminars are free and seating is limited. Register now so that you don't miss out.

If you find you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration so that those on the 'wait list' can attend.

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