Research Week: Writing Western Sydney
Giramondo author Luke Carman, winner of Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist award
The Western Sydney authors blazing a trail through Australian literature will discuss the backgrounds and inspirations behind their stories at the inaugural University of Western Sydney Research Week.
Hosted by the Writing and Society Research Centre at the Bankstown City Library(opens in a new window) on December 2, the Writing Western Sydney event will include readings and presentations from works published by Giramondo(opens in a new window) at UWS.
The presenters include award-winning novelist Luke Carman, poet Fiona Wright, as well as novelists Michael Mohammed Ahmed and Felicity Castagna.
The Director of the Writing and Society Research Centre Anthony Uhlmann says it's a great opportunity for local readers to meet some of Australia's top writing talent.
"Writing and Society Research Centre DCA candidates Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Luke Carman are producing critically acclaimed books," says Professor Uhlmann.
"Both were shortlisted for the Readings New Writing Award, and they are also excellent performers, and their shows at the Sydney Writers' Festival and Emerging Writers' Festival were packed out."
The event Writing Western Sydney will be held in Community Room 2 at the Bankstown City Library at 6pm on Tuesday December 2.
The Giramondo Publishing House is an independent publisher based at the University of Western Sydney. Established in December 1995 with the aim of publishing quality creative and interpretive writing by Australian authors. Giramondo Publishing is renowned for the quality of its writing, editing and book design, and encourages innovative and adventurous work.
28 November 2014
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