Welcome Angela Gardner

UNSW Canberra and the ACT Writers Centre are excited to welcome Angela Gardner to Canberra. Gardner is one of Australia’s most considered and affecting poets, and is this year’s ACT Writer-in-Residence. Angela Gardner will be in Canberra throughout September.

While in Canberra she will be developing her project The Now Solid Air. Through this work she will explore many ways to render air visible: from exploring the National Library’s Manuscript collections of early pioneer aviators, Lores Bonney and Freda Thompson to the UNSW Academy Library’s Australian poetry collection.

On the 3rd of September we were delighted to host a relaxed gathering to welcome Angela Gardner to Canberra. Canberra Contemporary Art Space generously allowed us to use their gallery space as a venue to hear from Gardner about her plans for the residency. Gardner gave some readings from several of her publications much to our group’s delight.

On the 5th September we also attended a morning tea at UNSW Canberra to welcome Angela to their campus. It was a marvelous opportunity to reflect on what a wonderful collaborative program this is. We are looking forward to seeing how Gardner’s project The Now Solid Air manifests over time.

As part of her stay in Canberra, Gardner will be facilitating a poetry workshop for us on the 21st of September. Explore ways of collecting material for writing poems and discover playful approaches to structure. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s greats. BOOK HERE

The ACT Writer-in-Residence program is an initiative of the ACT Writers Centre in close collaboration with UNSW Canberra and supported by the Copyright Agency Ltd