Reneé Pettitt-Schipp: Oral History and the Christmas Island Boat Tragedy
25 February @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Join 2018 WA Premier’s Literary Award writer Reneé Pettitt-Schipp, who worked with asylum seekers in detention on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, as she shares her first-hand experiences, as well as stories from those who witnessed what took place on this historic day.
About Reneé Pettitt-Schipp: Reneé’s work with asylum seekers in detention on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands inspired her first collection of poetry, The Sky Runs Right Through Us. This collection was shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett manuscript prize and the CHASS Australia Student Prize, as well as winning Postgraduate ‘Work of the Year’ in the 2019 Humanities Research Awards and the 2018 WA Premier’s Literary Award for an Emerging Writer. Reneé now lives in WA’s Great Southern.
- 25 February
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Events, Poet's Hub
- Event Tags:
- author talk, oral history
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