Festival Program

Conversations

Local Libraries: Ali Cobby Eckermann

Fri 31 Aug, 6.30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Meet one of Australia’s greatest living poets, Indigenous writer Ali Cobby Eckermann. Author of the verse novel Ruby Moonlight, poetry collection Inside My Mother and the memoir Too Afraid to Cry, in 2017 she was awarded Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Prize in poetry. With David McCooey.

This session is free, but bookings are required.

Duration

1 hour

Session code

7761

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Session Artists

Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Poet Ali Cobby Eckerman is the author of seven books, including the verse novel Ruby Moonlight, the poetry collection Inside my Mother and the memoir Too Afraid to Cry. In 2017 she was awarded Yale University's Windham Campbell Prize in Poetry.

David McCooey is a poet and critic. His latest poetry collection is Star Struck (2016). His previous collection, Outside (2011), was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, and a finalist for the Melbourne Prize for Literature. McCooey is a composer and sound artist. His latest album is The Double (2017).

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