In a free public talk at The University of Western Australia, Playwright David Milroy will explore some of the dimensions of fire as it has shaped his experience of the land, as a Palyku and a Western Australian.
This talk is part of the launch of a new anthology Fire: a collection of stories, poems and visual images by Margaret River Press, which includes rich and diverse range of responses to fire from local and national award winning writers and poets.
In his talk, David will also discuss some of the West Australian cultural, historical and geographical influences that have inspired his work and his story ‘Walardu and Karla' the fire that had burned for more than twenty years.
David Milroy was the first Artistic Director of Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Theatre and in 2002 received a Myer Award for his contribution to the development of Indigenous theatre. He received the 2004 Patrick White Award and the 2005 Equity Guild Award for his play Windmill Baby and a Deadly Award for his music in Windmill Baby.
Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence will launch the anthology immediately after the lecture.
WHAT: Public lecture, Fire
WHERE: Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, The University of Western Australia. (Parking P3, off Hackett Drive.)
WHEN: Tuesday 5 March at 6pm.
RSVP: Institute of Advanced Studies.
Audrey Barton (UWA Institute of Advanced Studies) (+61 8) 6488 4797