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WestWords in partnership with the Hills Shire Library Service was proud to present a series of monthly poetry readings by some of Australia’s most acclaimed and read poets. The series took place at Castle Hill Library and featured Mark Tredinnick, Judith Beveridge and Andrew Taylor.

 

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Andrew Taylor: Poetry as Exploration

WHEN: 11 April 2018, 6.30pm-7.30pm

WHERE:  Castle Hill Library, Cnr Castle and Pennant Streets, Castle Hill

Poet Andrew Taylor will reflect on poetry as exploration. Andrew is the author of seventeen books of poetry and reads and teaches his own poetry widely both within Australia and overseas.

Presented in partnership with WestWords, Western Sydney’s literature development organisation.

Mark Tredinnick: The Poetry of Resistance

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WHEN: 5 February

WHERE: Castle Hill Library, Cnr Castle and Pennant Streets, Castle Hill

Mark discussed the way that, in the words of Robert Bringhurst, ‘literature liberates language from writing,’ and how poetry can be used to take language back from politics and business and restore it to truth telling, and celebrated poetry’s role in forgiving us for being human and in allowing us to hold what we hold dear.

Here is one of the poems he read, ‘Resistance,’ reproduced with permission from the publisher and poet.

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Judith Beveridge: Spirituality and Selfhood

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Join internationally renowned Australian poet Judith Beveridge as she reads her poetry and discusses the way her work models the interaction of spirituality, the natural world and selfhood.

WHEN: 6 March, 2018, 6.30pm

WHERE: Castle Hill Library, Cnr Castle and Pennant Streets, Castle Hill

RSVP here.