States of Mind


Ashley Hay + David Stavanger + Kathryn Heyman + Loki Liddle

slq Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library

L023

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay is an award-winning novelist and essayist whose work includes The Railwayman’s Wife, A Hundred Small Lessons and Gum: The Story of Eucalypts and Their Champions. A former editor of Griffith Review, she also works as a mentor and facilitator, and as editorial consultant for the Climate Justice Observatory.

David Stavanger

David Stavanger

David Stavanger is poet, performer, cultural producer, editor and former psychologist living on unceded Dharawal land. He currently works for Red Room Poetry producing Poetry Month and MAD Poetry. David is the co-editor of Solid Air: Collected Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019) and more recently Admissions: Voices Within Mental Health (Upswell, 2022.) His first full-length poetry collection, The Special (UQP, 2014), was awarded several prizes and his latest collection, Case Notes (UWAP, 2020), won the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry.

Kathryn Heyman

Kathryn Heyman

Dr Kathryn Heyman is the author of the memoir, Fury, published in Australia and the UK in May 2021. Her previous novels include Storm and Grace and Floodline. Her work has won and been nominated for awards in Australia and the UK including the Scottish Writer of the Year Award, the Wingate, the West Australian Premier’s Literary Awards, the Orange Prize and the Arts Council of England Writers Awards.

As founder of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program, she has guided many writers from idea to publication, including many award-winners. She received the 2017 Copyright Agency Author Fellowship for Fury and is an Honorary Professor of Humanities at the University of Newcastle. For full details see www.writermentors.com and www.kathrynheyman.com

Loki Liddle

Loki Liddle

Loki Liddle is a proud Jabirr Jabirr man and a passionate poet, musician and Creative Producer for Digi Youth Arts. Perhaps more accurately referred to as a playful storyteller and a bit of a strange child with a will to be weird and a way to be made.


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