Dr Peter Minter
Dr Peter Minter is a leading contemporary Australian poet, editor and scholar. He is coordinator of the Indigenous Australian studies major at the University of Sydney and is an ARC chief investigator on the AustLit: The Australian literature resource consortium, contributing to the national BlackWords Aboriginal literature digital humanities infrastructure project. Peter was the co-editor of The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature and is currently the poetry editor of Overland journal. His latest book of poetry is Blue Grass. He is chairing the event 'Turning the Tide'.
Turning the Tide: Indigenous Australian Writers and Thinkers
Date: Friday 24 May
Time: 2:30PM - 3:30 PM
Venue: Sydney Dance 2 Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Cost: Free, no bookings
A potentially explosive event on the state of Indigenous Australian literature. Peter Minter leads a discussion with Lionel Fogarty, Jeanine Leane and Melissa Lucashenko. These searingly talented writers read from their work and consider: Does being a writer construct identity, indigenous or otherwise? Is their writing political and should it be? They’ll throw a collective molotov cocktail of ideas into the ‘canon’ and decide if it has been hamstrung by all or some of these notions.
Presented with the Faculty of Education and Social Work, the University of Sydney.