June Friday@Furphy's with Maddie Godfrey and Elizabeth Lewis
Time & Location
About The Event
Maddie Godfrey: Maddie Godfrey is a writer, educator and emotional feminist. Their first book 'How To Be Held' is a manifesto to tenderness. At 25, Maddie is an internationally acclaimed performance poet who has performed at The Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and Glastonbury Festival (2017). In 2020, Maddie was the first Western Australian to be awarded the Kat Muscat Fellowship, and the youngest person to be awarded a Writer-In-Residency with The National Trust of Western Australia. As of April 2021, Maddie recently won the Tom Collins Poetry Prize and is completing a Mid-career Writing Fellowship with Westerly Magazine. Currently they teach ‘Creative Writing’ and ‘Cultural Studies’ at Curtin University, where they are writing a PhD focused on prose poetry and rehearsed choreographies of womanhood. Maddie lives on Whadjuk Noongar land with their rescue cat Sylvia.
Elizabeth Lewis: Elizabeth is a poet and poetry teacher living in Perth. Her poems have been published in Quadrant, Indigo, Poetry D'Amour and Cottonmouth. She has a degree in Writing & English, with Honours in Poetry from Edith Cowan University. In her other life she is the Chairperson of the KSP Writers' Centre and works in a community library dreaming of all the books she’d love to read. Her poem, 'A Handful of Salt' was highly commended in the Tom Collins Poetry Prize this year.