WestTalks: In Conversation with Willo Drummond
Join us for our next WestTalks: Author in Conversation, where Willo Drummond will be discussing the release of her new book, the exquisite Moon Wrasse, with Michelle Hamadache.
Willo Drummond is a poet, researcher and teacher of creative writing. She was the recipient of a 2020 Career Development Grant for poetry from the Australia Council for the Arts, runner up in the 2021 Tom Collins Poetry Prize, and shortlisted for the 2022 Val Vallis award.
"Moon Wrasse is bounteous, sinuous and queer, haunting in its embrace of grief, shifting identities, and transformation. Here is an invigorating fertility of voice, especially notable in the book’s agile sonics, its hum of presence, and its ardent dialogue with other poets and writers. This is a striking and richly lyrical debut, vibrant in its singing, intensely mobile, and compelling in its recuperative gestures." – Jill Jones
WHEN: 29 June, 6.30pm (arrive at 6pm for a 6.30pm start). Finish 7.30pm.
WHERE: WestWords Centre for Writing, 41 Hunter St, Parramatta
This is a free event.
There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions during the Q & A. Books will also be available for purchase on the night.
"Willo Drummond’s Moon Wrasse is a trillion fragments held lightly, a love letter, a glimmer flick at the corner of an eye. Here is a poet who writes with exceptional clarity, who gifts us queer and trans bodies, lives, and ecologies. Desire, pain, love and hope play in and through this collection that simultaneously shimmers and cuts. On these pages you will find bodies touching, turning, and all ways transforming; ghost orchids, grasses, the quiet shadow work of roots and moths… On these pages you will find ‘a message in the moss’. This is a collection to come back to many times, with and through the body, with love." – Quinn Eades