Riverbend Poetry Series III

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Date(s) - 31/07/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Riverbend Books


“feel the universe tilt
and infinitely rebuild”

From Sarah Holland-Batt’s Mackerel

Join Queensland Poetry Festival on Tuesday 31 July on the Riverbend deck! Nurse a glass of wine and be captivated by the words of three outstanding contemporary poets and the intoxicating tones of singer songwriter Benjin Maza.

Read all about the featured artists below and book early to avoid disappointment (note: this event often sells out).

Graham Akhurst is an Aboriginal writer hailing from the Kokomini of Northern Queensland. He has been published in Australia and America for poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction. His debut novel Borderland will be released in 2019 with Hachette. Graham is currently enrolled in an MPhil of Creative Writing at the University of Queensland.

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of memoir—Affection—and fiction: An Uncertain GraceSteeplechaseTriptychThe Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, Wintering, as well as the Thomas Shapcott Award-winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television. An Uncertain Grace was shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize.

Benjin Maza is a singer, songwriter, performer and descendant of Mer Island, Tanna Island and Yidindjidi country. He has performed at Byron Bay Bluesfest, Homeground Festival and the Sydney Opera House, as well as touring Regional Queensland with Queensland Theatre Company’s production “Stradbroke Dreamtime”.

 Sarah Holland-Batt is an award-winning poet, editor, critic, and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at QUT. Her most recent book, The Hazards, won the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for several other major prizes. She is the editor of Black Inc.’s The Best Australian Poems 2016 and 2017, and is presently a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.