Geopoetry: dwelling in the art-science nexus with Dorothy Hill

Presented by UQ Library

Event Details


Terrace Room
Level 6
Sir Llew Edwards Building (14)
UQ St Lucia Campus


Tuesday 30 Oct 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am (Australia/Brisbane)

Closing date

Friday 26 Oct 2018 5:00pm (Australia/Brisbane)

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    5:00pm, 26 Oct 2018 Free

About this event

Geologist and paleontologist Dorothy Hill AC, CBE, FAA, FRS (1907-1997) was Australia's first female professor and internationally recognised as an expert on fossil corals.

The inaugural UQ Fryer Library Creative Writing Fellow, Dr Ashley Haywood will talk about her time dwelling in the art-science nexus with the Dorothy Hill Collection to write a book of poems.

Ashley will talk about writing these poems as her way of being 'response-able' to ecological uncertainty and loss in this Age of Loneliness upon us. She will also talk about her struggle to traverse real and imagined landscapes, and navigate the loops and flows of their ecological and geological systems. Ashley drew from Hill's handwritten drafts, maps and drawings of extinct corals for inspiration.

Join us to hear about Ashley's 'geopoetry' and her experience as the Creative Writing Fellow. Her talk will be followed by morning tea.

Thank you to the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and Library donors who have made this fellowship possible.

About Dr Ashley Haywood

Ashley Haywood is a writer, researcher and poet born and raised on Eora, and has lived in Australia and France. She is the inaugural recipient of The University of Queensland Fryer Library Creative Writing Fellowship. She holds a PhD in Creative Research on signs, minds and creativity, and First Class Honours degrees in Creative Writing and Biological Sciences. On creative and critical fronts her work often dwells in the art-science nexus, and has appeared in Southerly, Axon, Rabbit, TEXT and Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual (2017) among other places. She is currently working on a book of poems concerned with ecological uncertainty drawing inspiration from the collected papers of geologist Professor Dorothy Hill. She lives in Brisbane.