Dante’s Divine Comedy – Two 8-week reading courses in English presented by Dr Simon West

Purgatory – Part 2
Open to beginners and those who have completed previous courses
Commencement date: Tuesday 14th May until 2nd July
Time: Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Open to beginners and those who have completed previous Inferno courses
Commencement date: Thursday 16th May until 4th July
Time: Thursdays 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Venue: Dante Alighieri Society Office, 308 Drummond Street, Carlton
Cost: $240 for 8 sessions (1hr.30 mins per session)
Text: Any bilingual text of the Divine Comedy is acceptable

For further enquiries please contact:
Dante Alighieri Society Office
Ph: 9349 1143
Email: dante.alighieri.melbourne@gmail.com

Dr Simon West is a poet and Italianist. He is the author of three volumes of poetry and an
edition of the Italian poet Guido Cavalcanti. His most recent book The Ladder, published by Puncher
& Wattmann, was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in 2016. He completed his
PhD on poetry and translation at the University of Melbourne where it was awarded the
Chancellor’s prize. He has taught Dante’s Divine Comedy for over ten years at the University of
Melbourne to many enthusiastic student