A Touch of Poetry

The next event in the ‘A Touch of Poetry’ reading series will be with Michelle Cahill on Thursday 1st November at 7:00 p.m. at WestWords Centre for Writing: 91B Grose St, Parramatta. The event is free.

Michelle will be reading and talking on the them: ‘The Poet’s Life is Not a Cliche’ how poetry speaks through loss, private and cultural, the passing of time, historical trauma, & her new poems on extinctions.

Registration for the event can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-touch-of-poetry-an-evening-with-michelle-cahill-tickets-50736405956

Michelle Cahill is a Sydney based writer of Indian ancestry. Her short story collection Letter to Pessoa won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for New Writing and was shortlisted in the Steele Rudd Queensland Literary Awards. Her honours include the Val Vallis Award, the Hilary Mantel International Short Story Prize and the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize shortlist. Vishvarupa was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, The Herring Lass, is published by Arc. She was Poetry Fellow at Kingston Writing School and a Creative Writing Scholar at UNC, Charlotte. She co-edited Contemporary Asian Australian Poets and is series editor for the Vagabond Press deciBels3. You can follow her @theherringlass She is also founding editor and Artistic Director of Mascara Literary Review mascarareview.com, a bi-annual literary journal co-founded in 2007, Mascara is particularly interested in the work of contemporary migrant, Asian Australian and Aboriginal writers. Her website is michellecahill.com