Peter Porter, one of Australia’s finest writers, died earlier this year at the age of 81. To commemorate his life and remember his work, the Wheeler Centre and the Australian Poetry Centre pays tribute to the Brisbane-born poet and critic. With readings from his poems, a panel discussion of his work and a very special musical performance, this will be an unmissable tribute to an unforgettable artist.
Panel Discussion with Chris Wallace-Crabbe (chair), Morag Fraser, Gig Ryan and Peter Rose
Readings by Evan Jones, Genevieve Picot and Craig Sherborne
Music from Meredith Schilling, Ian Cousins and Alister Barker
Morag Fraser is a writer, newspaper columnist, and one of Australia’s most experienced literary commentators. From 1991–2003 she was the editor of Eureka Street magazine, and from 2003-2009 adjunct professor in Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University.
Peter Rose is the author of the award-winning family memoir Rose Boys (2001), which is now available as a Text Classic.
Craig Sherborne is an acclaimed memoirist, novelist, poet and playwright, best known for Hoi Polloi, Muck and The Amateur Science of Love.