Cairns Launch: Roderick Centre for Australian Literature and Creative Writing

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18th July 2024

4pm - 5pm


The Cairns Institute - Ground Floor, 105 McGregor Road,  Smithfield, QLD 4878




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Please join us for the Cairns launch celebration of the Roderick Centre for Australian Literature and Creative writing. The first-of-its-kind in north Queensland, the Centre has been made possible by a generous bequest from the late Colin and Margaret Roderick.

Event programme:

  • Welcome to Country
  • Welcome from the Centre Director
  • Centre Vision
  • Poetry reading by Yvette Holt, Chair of the First Nations Australia Writers Network
  • Deadly Poets Project - Vicki Saunders, Research fellow with the Jawun Research Centre (formerly the Centre for Indigenous Health Equity) Central Queensland Ƶ
  • Reading by Paul E. Hardisty as part of the launch of his new book, 'In Hot Water: The Battle for the Great Barrier Reef' published by Affirm Press

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