JCU Events Colin Roderick Memorial Lecture

JCU Events

Tue, 7 Aug 2018

Colin Roderick Memorial Lecture


When: 7 August 18, 6:30pm -- 8:15pm

Where: At James Cook University
Room Lecture Theatre, Building 142 - The Science Place, Townsville Campus

Join Dr Roger Osborne, JCU Lecturer in English & Writing in conversation with Miles Franklin Award & Stella Prize Winner Alexis Wright.

Alexis Wright will discuss her writing life and the way she and her books have travelled in Australia and overseas. From her recent trips through local and overseas editions and translations, Alexis Wright speaks not only to Australians, but also to readers across the world. Any publication of new work by Alexis Wright is, therefore, an international event, enabling a conversation about how local stories can contain a global message.

About Alexis Wright Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The author of the prize-winning novels Carpentaria and The Swan Book, Wright has published three works of non-fiction including Tracker, an award-winning collective memoir of Aboriginal leader, Tracker Tilmouth. Her books have been published widely overseas, and Wright was recently named the Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne. Alexis is the only author to win both the Miles Franklin Award  (in 2007 for Carpentaria) and the Stella Prize (in 2018 for Tracker).

The event is FREE and all are welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be provided.

More information: For more information and to register to attend visit - www.jcu.edu.au/fals