Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Calgary Blow-Out

The Calgary Blow-Out


Alan Wearne

Free public reading by Australian author

In Calgary for a limited time, the acclaimed author of The Nightmarkets and The Lovemakers reads from his body of work at a special downtown event!

Friday, October 6, 7:30 pm

The New Gallery, 516D 9th Ave SW


Alan Wearne has been part of Australian poetry since the 1960s. His collections include Public Relations (1972) and New Devil, New Parish (1976), the latter containing the verse novella Out Here which was later presented as a radio play and republished in Britain in 1987. His award-winning verse novel, The Nightmarkets (1986), has been adapted for the stage. He has also written a prose work, the fantasy-satire on Melbourne and its football culture Kicking In Danger (1997). In 1999, he hosted Conversations With a Dead Poet a television documentary about his late friend and colleague John Forbes.

His verse novel The Lovemakers was published in two volumes. Book One: Saying All The Great Sexy Things was published in 2001 to critical acclaim, winning the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the New South Wales Premier’s Prize Book of the Year and the Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award for Australian Poetry. Book Two: Money and Nothing was published by ABC Books in 2004.

After a working life in a variety of occupations in Melbourne, he now teaches at the University of Wollongong and was for three years a teaching fellow at Curtin University of Technology.

Jordan Nail – 510.1045


Blogger mark_h said...

Oh, sweet! I was about to post that and my dear lovely Jordan saved me the trouble.

8:55 AM  

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