Experimental Writing Symposium, Masterclass and Seminar

Experimental Writing: Why and Why Now?

Co-hosted by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and the Department of English and Creative Writing, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide in conjunction with An(F)ew Australian Network for Feminist Experimental Writers. Convenors: Rosslyn Prosser & Alison Coppe.

Seminar with Kate Lilley
Thursday 17th September, 11am – 1pm, Napier 618

Kate Lilley is Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Sydney. Her first book, Versary (Salt 2002), won the Grace Leven Prize. Her second, Ladylike (UWAP 2012), was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Prize and selected as one of the best books of the year in ABR and the Sydney Morning Herald/Age. She is also the editor of Dorothy Hewett: Selected Poems (UWAP) and Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World and other fiction (Penguin Classics) and has written extensively on queer/feminist topics and poetry and poetics.

Masterclass with Marion May Campbell
Thursday 17th September, 2pm – 5pm, Napier 618

Marion May Campbell is a Melbourne writer whose work includes novels, poetry and scripts for performance. Her most recent work of fiction konkretion, about language and failed revolutionaries, came out with UWAP in 2013, while her 2014 scholarly study Poetic Revolutionaries: Intertextuality and Subversion, published by Rodopi, investigates experimental poetics. This is currently the focus of her teaching and grounds her research with the Deakin-based creative arts group Parody Moves,exploring the relation of parody and violence. Her individual focus is on the radical tradition of prose poetry challenging the heteronormative subject of consumption.


Marion May Campbell Symposium
Friday 18th September, 9.30am – 5.30pm

Papers and presentations on topics related to Experimental Writing: meanings, definitions, uses and techniques, prose, poetry, drama, life writing, non-fiction and art fiction and non-fiction hypertext literatures, collaborative compositions, digital and interactive writing poetics.
Observers welcome, but registration required for catering purposes:

Marion May Campbell

Marion May Campbell







Readings Night
Friday 18th September, 7.30 for 8pm, South Australian Writers Centre

Marion May Campbell, Pam Brown, Kate Lilley, Andrew Carruthers, Amy Ireland, Gretta Mitchell, Francesca De Rimini, Virginia Barratt, Jill Jones. Further information

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