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Tribute to Peter Porter


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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

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. Fraser’s books and essays ra... Read more

Peter Rose

Peter Rose is the author of the award-winning family memoir Rose Boys (2001), which is now available as a Text Classic. He has also published five poetry collections, most recently Crimson Crop (UWA Publishing, 2012), which won a 2012 Queensland Literary Award. His most recent novel is Roddy Parr (F... Read more

Craig Sherborne

Craig Sherborne is an acclaimed memoirist, novelist, poet and playwright, best known for Hoi Polloi, Muck and The Amateur Science of Love. Craig is the Sydney-born son of Kiwi publicans. They pursued horseracing for a lifestyle and raised him as a racecourse brat. He was transfixed by the seedy glam... Read more


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