Writers at Work series: Sarah Holland-Batt on Writing and Advocacy
Sarah Holland-Batt on Writing and Advocacy
The Writers at Work series invites writers to consider: What kinds of labour are entailed in literary production and publication? What does it mean to describe oneself, or be described, as a writer? Who does a writer work for and what processes produce the literary work as we encounter it?
Join us for a conversation between poet Sarah Holland-Batt and Belinda Castles from the Department of English for a discussion on Sarah’s award-winning poetry, her advocacy in aged care and her research at the Charles Perkins Centre, a multi-disciplinary centre at the University of Sydney dedicated to solving problems of global health.
Sarah Holland-Batt is a poet, editor and critic and the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry, among many prizes and shortlistings. Her poetry collections are Aria, The Hazards and The Jaguar (forthcoming), and her work has been translated into several languages. She is the first poet to be appointed the Charles Perkins Centre Writer-in-Residence, awarded annually to a writer offering a literary perspective on health and chronic disease, and is Professor of Creative Writing and Literary Studies at QUT.
On Fishing for Lightning:
“So boldly insightful, so lightly done. For seasoned readers of poetry, an illuminating reminder of its techniques. And for those who may be afraid of it, clear, uncompromising readings that will take them back to its many pleasures.” – David Malouf
This event will be held online via Zoom.