Shastra Deo was born in Fiji, raised in Melbourne, and lives in Brisbane. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Writing and English Literature, First Class Honours and a University Medal in Creative Writing, and a Master of Arts in Writing, Editing and Publishing from The University of Queensland. Her first book, The Agonist (UQP, 2017), won the 2016 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize.
Mango Weather: Thomas Shapcott Tribute Fri 25 Aug 10-11am JWC Performance INFO
Avant Gaga Reading & Xenotext Fri 25 Aug 4-530pm Judith Wright Performance, free
Thomas Shapcott Launch: Shastra Deo Sat 26 Aug 1-2pm Judith Wright Shopfront INFO