Festival Program


Peter Steele Lecture: Joel Deane

Fri 6 Sep, 4pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

In this year’s Peter Steele Lecture, award-winning poet and speechwriter Joel Deane speaks about the responsibility of words – reflecting on where poetry comes from, why it matters, and why it is time to reconsider the question of having an Australian Poet Laureate.

Supported by the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne


1 hour

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Session Artists

Joel Deane is a poet, novelist and speechwriter. He’s published six books, including three collections of poetry. His latest collection, Year of the Wasp, won the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, John Bray Poetry Prize and Judith Wright Calanthe Award.

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