Friday 9 December 2022, 6:30 – 8pm.
Join writer Rico Craig in a conversation about this month’s book: How Decent Folk Behave, written by Maxine Beneba Clarke.
The event will take place in the safe and welcoming space at Arts and Cultural Exchange (ACE). Directions are available here.
A Western Sydney Book Club explores books by contemporary authors, with an initial focus on Australian writing.
Monthly conversations about books led by guest authors, for readers, in and connected to Western Sydney.
Offering a collective sense of catharsis to the many challenges we have all experienced, Clarke’s How Decent Folk Behave is a collection of poems filled with powerful observations about recent times; dwelling on the times when life felt hopeless, and the times when we all tried to seek out the light.
Source: The AU Review
Rico Craig will facilitate the conversation about Maxine Beneba Clarke’s latest collection of poems.
Rico Craig is an educator, writer, and award-winning poet whose work melds the narrative, lyrical and cinematic. Craig’s poetry has been awarded prizes or shortlisted for the Montreal Poetry Prize, Val Vallis Prize, Newcastle Poetry Prize, Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize, and University of Canberra Poetry Prize. His poetry collection Bone Ink (University of Western Australia Publishing) was the winner of the 2017 Anne Elder Award and shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize 2018; Our Tongues Are Songs, his second collection of poetry was published in 2021. Since 2012 he has worked as Storyteller-in-Chief at the Story Factory, designing and facilitating creative writing programs for young people, and teacher development programs for adults. His latest collection, Nekhau, was released in 2022 by Recent Work Press.