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July member meeting

Ross Clark: working with poets

Try your hand at poetry editing!

Come along this coming Wednesday, 4 July, to hear award-winning Brisbane poet Ross Clark talk about his writing (and whatever else he surprises us with). Bring your pencils, as Ross plans to challenge us with some actual poetry editing.

Date: Wednesday 4 July 2018
Time: 6.30pm (nibbles and drinks from 6.00pm)
Venue: The Gabba Ward Office, 2/63 Annerley Rd Woolloongabba (corner of Crown St and Annerley Rd) - entry via the back door off the car park. Ample parking at the back or on street.
Cost: $12 for members (and QWC members with membership receipt), $17 for non-members.
Dinner: After the meeting we will have dinner at a nearby restaurant - please RSVP for dinner to edqld.events@iped-editors.org.

Speaker:
Last millennium Ross Clark was a state secondary teacher of English and social sciences, but the new millennium saw him teaching education, literature and creative writing at two universities. Now, in apparent retirement, poeting and song-writing and performing are his occupations.
Ross has had seven volumes of poetry and two chapbooks of haiku published, performed extensively in eastern Australia and central Texas, and toured Japan to engage with haiku. Salt Flung into the Sky was published mid-2007, but there are at least two more volumes awaiting publishers.

Ross has been awarded a Johnno, a Centenary of Federation Medal, the Peter Porter Poetry Prize, and the Australian Jazz Writing Award. He has had poems in scores of Australian journals, and journals from USA, Russia, NZ, Japan, Ireland and Greece (and on a plaque near Hungry Jack's in Albert Street). He has edited poetry and fiction for several Australian journals and for UQP. Occasionally he even pretends to know something about poetry ...

Book via the IPEd Members Portal.

Register by COB Tuesday 3 July.

 

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