Roderick Public Lecture

The Foundation of Australian Literary Studies hosts an annual evening public lecture in Townsville and Cairns in memory of the late Professor Colin Roderick, CBE.  The event series provides a platform for celebrated Australian authors to share their stories that have influenced their writing.

The lecture is typically held in Winter each year and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

The series has hosted the likes of Bri Lee, Anna Goldsworthy, Drusilla Modjeska and Graeme Blundell. See the full list of previous visitors.


Due to restrictions in place for COVID-19 the 2020 lecture has been postponed until further notice. Follow us on Facebook for all the latest news and events.


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