Brisbane Writers Festival and Griffith Review 72: States of Mind


When: Midday, Saturday 8 May 2021

Where: Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

Tickets: Available here

How do the stories we tell influence the lives we lead and the lives we create through fiction, poetry and song? How do we bring the internal lives of characters to life – and how do the internal lives of those we know, and those we imagine, inspire and feed creative work? Kathryn Heyman, Loki Liddle and David Stavanger – all contributors to Griffith Review 72: States of Mind – join Griffith Review editor Ashley Hay to explore these ideas and more.

About the panellists

Kathryn Heyman’s memoir, Fury, is published by Allen & Unwin. She is the director of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program and Honorary Professor of Humanities at the University of Newcastle.

Loki Liddle is a Jabirr Jabirr man based on Yugambeh Country (Gold Coast). He is a musician, poet and a producer for Digi Youth Arts.

David Stavanger is a poet, performer, cultural producer, editor and lapsed psychologist. His first full-length poetry collection, The Special (UQP, 2014), was awarded the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. He is the co-editor of SOLID AIR: Collected Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019), and his latest collection, Case Notes (UWAP, 2020), won the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry. 



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