Laurie May

Laurie May is a Central Australian poet hailing from the Gulf of Carpentaria. Forever searching for an understanding of her own identity, Laurie explores themes of family, poverty, heartache and the ‘new’ Australian identity. Laurie represented Alice Springs in the Australian Poetry Slam in 2012 and has gone on to perform at festivals and on stages and run workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand. She now directs the Red Dirt Poetry Festival and The Dirty Word in Alice.

We are the Diasporas: Reading Thur 24 Aug 330-430pm Marsden Library, free

Speak in Hands: Poetry + Spoken Word Showcase Fri 25 1130am-1230pm JWC Performance

Voices of Colour: Multilingual Slam Sun 27 Aug 1030am-1230pm Bris Square Library, free