Nature of event: Poetry@fedsquare
Where: Beer DeLuxe upstairs, Federation Square
When: Saturday 15 March 2-4pm
Cost: Free entry
Further information: poetry@fedsquare 15 March 2014
With the International Women’s Day just a week before this event (8th March) we can still celebrate this Day for women and by women through many languages, colours and poetic dimensions.
So, come and enjoy four amazing poetesses in an absolute multicultural spirit.
Our guests for the Day are: Emily Cullen; Jeltje Fanoy; Cece Ojany; thalia plus a rich line up of women (only) in the open mic readers section.
Emily Cullen is an Irish poet, scholar and harpist based in Melbourne. She is the author of two collections of poetry: No Vague Utopia (Ainnir Publishing, 2003) and In Between Angels and Animals, which was published last year by Irish literary press, Arlen House.
In 2004, Emily was selected for Poetry Ireland’s ‘Introductions’ series – a national platform for new voices in Irish poetry. Also in the same year, she curated the Centenary Celebrations for renowned Irish poet, Patrick Kavanagh.
Emily gained a PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2008 and continues to publish extensively on aspects of Irish cultural history. She relocated to Melbourne in July 2012. In September her poem ‘Primavera’ won ‘poem of the week’ on the Australian Poetry Organisation website. She recently started teaching Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne.
Emily was a guest speaker at the recent celebration of BrigidFest at the Celtic Club in Melbourne.