City Poets (SOLD OUT) with Lisa Collyer, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Megan Ugle and Raihanaty A Jalil
The City of Perth Library and Writing WA invite you to experience the immersive world of poetry come to life as local poets read from their award-winning works in this evening of literary delight.
Join us to hear from poets Scott-Patrick Mitchell (Clean, 2022), Lisa Collyer (How to Order Eggs Sunny Side Up, 2023), Megan Ugle (Serenity Wargada, 2023) and Raihanaty A Jalil (Love, Faith and Numbers: a Muslim Short Story Collection, 2022) facilitated by Writing WA’s Laurie Steed.
Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth
Cost: Free, Bookings required.
Lisa Collyer is a poet and educator living and working in Boorloo (Perth). She writes poetry about women’s bodies like the jagged edge of a can opened-up. She has been published in Westerly, Cordite, Rabbit, Australian Poetry Anthology and more. She was an Inspire writer-in-residence with The National Trust of W.A. and was short-listed for The Dorothy Hewett Award for her unpublished manuscript. How to Order Eggs Sunny Side Up published by Life before Man in September 2023 is her debut collection.
Scott-Patrick Mitchell is a non-binary West Australian poet and the recipient of the 2022 Red Room Poetry Fellowship. Mitchell's debut poetry collection, Clean, was released in 2022 and has been shortlisted for the 2023 Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Book of The Year in the 2023 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards and the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.
Megan Ugle was born on Ballardong country in Beverley. She grew up in Brookton and is the second eldest of five siblings. Megan has spent the majority of her working life in service to her people through social and community services. Megan now devotes her time to raising her three beautiful children and resides in Boddington with her family. She is passionate about healing through writing and art.
Raihanaty A. Jalil
Raihanaty A Jalil is a self-described “jack of all trades, master of one” and recipient of the 2019 Centre for Stories Inclusion Matters Hot Desk Fellowship. Born in Malaysia to Indonesian parents, Rainhanaty has a bachelor’s degree in education and science. She has platformed her poetry and fiction at Perth Festival Writers Week, the Wheeler Centre and elsewhere. Their latest book is a short story collection titled Love, Faith and Numbers: A Muslim Short Story Collection.
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