Australian poet Geoff Goodfellow will read from his work on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in bldg. 345, rm. 102 at the Nanaimo campus. One of Australia’s most popular contemporary poets, Goodfellow “writes with a ‘contrived simplicity,’ detailing the lives of seemingly ordinary people. It is, however, his poet’s eye for the micro, rather than the macro, that allows him to focus on and dramatize a single crucial moment or situational aspect, to suggest much more the extraordinary. His work often provides a public voice for those living close to the margins and who are generally under-represented in contemporary literature. He continues to use his own versatility to assist other people [in finding] their voice. As writer-in-residence at various universities Goodfellow has toured Cuba, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Europe, and China, and has been a guest at many major literary festivals.” Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

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