Zoom Event Beth Spencer Creative Writing Lunchtime Drop-In Fri 7 October 1-2pm
Creative writing lunchtime drop-in with Beth Spencer
The Creative Writing program invites you to join us for a lunchtime chat with Beth Spencer, critically acclaimed author of How to Conceive of a Girl and winner of the Carmel Bird Literary Award for 2018. Beth will discuss her latest work, The Age of Fibs, as well as how she has sustained a long writing career in a changing literary landscape.
The Age of Fibs: Beth Spencer’s award-winning collection crosses boundaries of genre, time, history and desire; meditating on how we create ourselves through culture and stories, and why it matters.
‘Spencer’s work brims with energetic, provocative, and idiosyncratically stylish writing.’ — Felicity Plunkett
‘Consistently thought-provoking, compelling, and rich with humour and complexity.’ — Magdalena Ball
Beth Spencer’s previous books include How to Conceive of a Girl (Random House, 1996), which was runner-up for the Steele Rudd Award, and Vagabondage (UWAP, 2014), a verse memoir about a year living in campervan. Awards include The Dinny O’Hearn Fellowship, Varuna Writers fellowship, a CreateNSW grant, and several Fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australia Council. Her work has been performed widely on ABC-Radio National, and she is an occasional interviewer for Climactic podcast. She lives on Guringai land on the Central Coast of NSW, and can be found on social media @bethspen.
Via Zoom Friday 7 October 1-2pm
Oct 07, 2022