Standing sentry down every street, alone on a plain or paddock, or crowding out the sun and sky.
What can trees tell us about the world, the future, and ourselves?
Australian Poetry in collaboration with Digital Writers Festival and Red Room Poetry, three poets from across Australia create a new work of poetry responding to the trees unique to the landscape surrounding them.
Accompanied by creative audio and visual renderings of the final pieces.
The event will happen digitally, so you can access it wherever you are; Tuesday October 24, right here.
With Bert Spinks, Britta Jorgensen, Mindy Gill and Steven (SJ) Finch.
Check out the Digital Writers Festival here.
Bert Spinks is a Tasmanian storyteller, writer, poet and bushwalking guide. Focusing on social geographies and deep-map writing, his work is largely an excuse to go to interesting places and ask curious questions.
Britta Jorgensen is a PhD researcher at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, undertaking a practice-led thesis in radio journalism. She is a radio producer, with a background in community radio and podcasting, currently working as a supervising producer for All the Best, a national storytelling podcast. She has previously worked on current affairs program, The Wire, the 2015 CBAA’s National Features and Documentary Series, as an executive producer at Edge Radio in Hobart and she has also produced stories for 936 ABC Radio, All the Best, Audiocraft and independent podcast SleepTalker. http://brittajorgensen.com @brittajorgensen
Mindy Gill’s poems have appeared in Australian Poetry Journal, Hecate, Mascara Literary Review, Island Magazine, Award Winning Australian Writing, and elsewhere. She has won the Tom Collins Poetry Prize, a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship, and her manuscript, August Burns the Sky, was shortlisted for the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. She is Peril Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief. @mindykaurgill
Steven (SJ) Finch is a writer, artist, and arts worker, and the former editor of dotdotdash, a WA creative literature and art journal. In 2015 Steven co-curated Anthologia with Alina Tang, an exhibition of floriographic poetry at Paper Mountain; and launched an ongoing nomadic residency where he lived in a self-made traveling yurt called grr. In 2016 he co-curated with Claire Bushby, Words Beyond Grammar, a group exhibition at Spectrum Project Space, and founded an eco-theo-art collective, the ‘cene, whose work appeared in PICA’s Radical Ecologies exhibition. He is the current Arts Administration Officer at the Vancouver Arts Centre. @sjfinchy
Presented in partnership with Digital Writers Festival and Red Room Poetry, supported by the Cultural Copyright Fund.