Carmen Leigh Keates

Carmen Leigh Keates won the 2015 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize, leading to her debut poetry collection, the cinema-themed Meteorites. In 2016, as research for her next manuscript, Carmen traveled to Scandinavia on a trip kindly funded by the Australia Council for the Arts, where she attended Bergman Week on the remote Swedish island of Fårö, and explored several locations in Denmark and Norway. Carmen lives in Brisbane. She has a PhD in writing from The University of Queensland and works at Queensland University of Technology.

Meteorites: Poetry Reading Sat 26 Aug 4-5pm Judith Wright Centre Performance, free