Sat, 21 Mar | Better Read Than Dead

POSTPONED David Stavanger - Case Notes

Join us on World Poetry Day for the launch of David Stavanger's new collection 'Case Notes', a mix tape of free verse, lyric poetry, found text, spoken word & flash fiction documenting the lived/living mental health experience and the well beyond. To be launched by Jonathan Dunk with guests!
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POSTPONED David Stavanger - Case Notes

Time & Location

21 Mar 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

Join us on World Poetry Day for the launch of David Stavanger's new collection Case Notes (UWAP). The follow-up to the award-winning The Special, it is a mix tape of free verse, lyric poetry, found text, spoken word & flash fiction documenting the lived/living mental health experience and the well beyond. 

Case Notes will be launched by Overland Editor Jonathan Dunk, who will also read on the day alongside poets Evelyn Araluen and Rozanna Lilley, as well as a solo set by singer-songwriter Skye Staniford!

This is a FREE event. Drinks and nibbles provided. 

About the Book

Case Notes (UWAP) by David Stavanger is the follow-up to the award-winning The Special. It is a mix tape of free verse, lyric poetry, found text, spoken word & flash fiction documenting the lived/living mental health experience and the well beyond. 

About the Author

David Stavanger is a poet, performer, cultural producer, editor and lapsed psychologist. His poetry collection The Special (UQP, 2014) won several awards. He is the co-editor of SOLID AIR: Collected Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019.) His new collection is Case Notes (UWAP, 2020.) 

David is sometimes known as Green Room-nominated spoken word artist Ghostboy. These days he lives between the stage and the page. 

About the Launcher, Guest Readers & Performer

Jonathan Dunk is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, where he also teaches literature and critical theory. He has published fiction, criticism, and poetry in a range of Australian and international periodicals and is one of two new co-editors for Overland.

Evelyn Araluen is a poet, educator and researcher working with Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney. Her work has won several prizes and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship. Evelyn is also the new co-editor for Overland. Born, raised, and writing in Dharug country, she is a Bundjalung descendant. 

Rozanna Lilley has worked as a social anthropologist at universities in Australia and Hong Kong, and has published creative non-fiction and poetry in national newspapers, literary journals and edited collections. She is the author of Do Oysters Get Bored? (UWAP) which was short-listed for the 2020 National Biography Award. 

Skye Staniford

Skye Staniford is a South Coast based singer-songwriter, musician and writer. She fronts renowned Brisbane-band We All Want To as well as performing solo and with a myriad of other artists. 

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