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Murdoch to host two internationally renowned writers

Date: 06th February 2013
Time: 14:31 PM - 14:31 PM

Location: South Street Campus

Murdoch’s School of Arts, English and Creative Writing program is hosting two internationally renowned writers for free talks and a poetry workshop open to staff and students on February 21 and 22.


Dr China Miéville and Professor David Morley, who both teach Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, are taking time out from their busy schedules at the Perth Writers Festival to appear.

Organisers Associate Professor Serge Tampalini and Dr Simone Lazaroo said having both writers come to campus was a real coup.

“Dr Miéville is a three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award and has won the British Fantasy Award twice, while Professor Morley is not simply one of the UK’s finest poets, but is a guardian of the tradition,” Serge said.

Professor Morley is the award-winning writer of nine books of poetry and the editor of six anthologies of new fiction and poetry. He writes criticism, essays and reviews for the Guardian and Poetry Review and was a judge of the 2012 T S Eliot Prize.


Informal Q&A on the Emergence of the New Weird

Thursday 21 February, 11:30am to 12:30pm – Education and Humanities Building 2.021


Poetry Workshop

Friday 22 February, 2:00 to 3:00pm - Education and Humanities Building 2.021


‘All the Work While Crying’: A lecture with images about the place and status of creative writing in and outside the academy, and the place of ‘English’ in relation to creative writing

Friday 22 February, 3:30 to 4:30pm - Education and Humanities Building 2.021