Frankston Library will turn pages as part of Melbourne Writers Festival

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Esteemed writer and poet Fiona Wright will be featuring at Frankston Library as part of Melbourne Writer’s Festival (30 August to 8 September).

The Sydney author and editor will be interviewed at the library by Melbourne freelance writer and editor Elizabeth Flux on Saturday 7 September at 1pm.

Wright has a long list of accolades and is best known for her collections of non-fiction essays such as Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger which won the 2016 Nita B. Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for non-fiction.

It was also shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the NSW Premier’s Douglas Stewart Award.

Her first poetry collection, Knuckled, won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award, while Domestic Interior was shortlisted for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry.

Libraries Coordinator Tammy Goodwin said Wright’s visit will be an interesting, in-depth chat.

“Fiona and Elizabeth will discuss Fiona’s latest collection of essays The World Was Whole, which was recently longlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize,” Ms Goodwin said.

“They will talk about how we inhabit and remember familiar spaces, such as our bodies and our homes, and how we use these to form routines and create meaning.”

“We are pleased to again be a part of the Melbourne Writer’s Festival and we look forward to hosting such an award winning author.”

This year’s Melbourne Writer’s Festival is themed; When we Talk About Love.

The Frankston Library event is free but bookings are essential.

Details: library.frankston.vic.gov.au

 

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