UNSWriting in partnership with Nura Gili presents Jeanine Leane

When:24 Aug 2016, 6:30pm - 8pm
Venue:Io Myers Studio
Who:UNSW The Arts & Media - Creative Practice Lab
Jeanine Leane

Produced by the UNSW Creative Practice Lab supported by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences

Jeanine Leane, Wiradjuri poet, life history writer and scholar, explores the boundaries between poetry, fiction and life writing in her two acclaimed books Dark Secrets and Purple Threads. In this "in-conversation" event with creative writing lecturer Anne Brewster Jeanine talks about how her family history and transgenerational memory has inspired her to write. She discusses the issues that have faced her as an Aboriginal writer in finding the right literary form and how she addresses the fact that readers may feel challenged by the events she writes about.

Jeanine Leane is the author of two books, a book of poetry Dark Secrets (winner of the Scanlon Poetry Prize) and a fictionalised memoir Purple Threads. She is currently completing her second book of poetry.

This is a free event.

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A Masterclass presented by UNSWriting and Nura Gili

Jeanine Leane Writing Workshop

Wednesday 24 August, 1pm - 4pm
Nura Gili Boardroom

This master class will focus on micro stories as a means for generating not only narrative but also other texts such as poetry. Jeanine Leane will talk about how this technique as served her in her writing of her two acclaimed books, Dark Secrets and Purple Threads.


Please email cpl@unsw.edu.au if you have any questions. 

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Jeanine Leane's books will be available at 10% off the RRP courtesy of the UNSW Bookshop on the night.

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Nura Gili

Nura Gili provides pathways to learning opportunities that embrace Indigenous knowledge, culture and histories. Nura Gili strives for excellence in educational services and works towards assuring participation and access to all the programs it offers. The staff and students at Nura Gili support community outreach programs to actively spread the message of the availability of tertiary studies. Staff and students also work to promote the centrality of arts, culture and heritage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples - throughout UNSW and the wider community.

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Finding us

Io Myers Studio is located at the entrance to Gate 2 High St, Kensington. Look for the Creative Practice Lab neon sign in our foyer windows.

There is very limited parking in the Gate 2 area around Io Myers Studio but free parking is available from 6:30pm in the car park next to NIDA accessed through Day Ave.

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