Susan Bradley Smith Poetry Reading at the Keats-Shelley House, Tuesday 7 June, 17:00
Susan Bradley Smith is the current Australia Council BR Whiting Studio poet in residence in Rome.
She will read a selection of her work, including a series of new poems reflecting on her time in Rome, exploring the contemporary city and talking with the city's residents, including its street vendors.
Susan has an Honours degree in History, a PhD in English, and is a NIDA playwright’s studio graduate. An award-winning creative writer and essayist, she specialises in feminist cultural history, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Since beginning her professional writing life as an Arts journalist in Sydney and London she has worked as an academic in both Australia and the UK, publishing extensively as a literary critic, theatre historian, and creative writer. A regular media commentator and former host of Literary Links at the London Australian High Commission, she has extensive board and committee experience. Her most recent books are the poetry collection Beds For All Who Come, and the memoir Friday Forever. In 2013 Susan founded the writing and wellbeing consultancy Milkwood Bibliotherapy, building on her award-winning work in the Medical Humanities. Currently co-authoring a history of psychiatry and poetry, Read Me Madly, Susan is also completing a biography of the bohemian actress and poet, Winston Churchill’s daughter Sarah, Lady Audley. She lives in Perth, Australia, and is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Curtin University.
Entrance to the reading is included in the standard museum entrance ticket.
Booking is not mandatory. For more information: 06 678 42 35/ email@example.com