A Western Sydney Book Club will explore books by contemporary authors, with an initial focus on Australian writing.
Monthly conversations about books led by guest authors, for readers in and connected to Western Sydney.
How Decent Folk Behave by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Rico Craig facilitated the conversation about Maxine Beneba Clarke latest collection of poems.
Rico Craig is an educator, writer, and award-winning poet whose work melds the narrative, lyrical and cinematic. Craig’s poetry has been awarded prizes or shortlisted for the Montreal Poetry Prize, Val Vallis Prize, Newcastle Poetry Prize, Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize and University of Canberra Poetry Prize. His poetry collection Bone Ink (University of Western Australia Publishing) was winner of the 2017 Anne Elder Award and shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize 2018; Our Tongues Are Songs, his second collection of poetry, was published in 2021. Since 2012 he has worked as Storyteller-in-Chief at the Story Factory, designing and facilitating creative writing programs for young people, and teacher development programs for adults. His latest collection, Nekhau, was released in 2022 by Recent Work Press.
This event took place in a safe and welcoming space at Arts & Cultural Exchange.
This event was presented by Omar Sakr with the support of Arts & Cultural Exchange and with funding received by Create NSW.