Dr Bruce Dawe AO ‘In Conversation’ with Peter Thompson
Literary Morning Tea
Widely recognized as Australia’s most popular poet, Bruce Dawe AO was born in Fitzroy, Victoria, in 1930, and was educated at Northcote High School, Melbourne.
After leaving school at 16, he worked in various occupations (labourer, farmhand, clerk, sawmill-hand, gardener, and postman) before joining the RAAF in 1959.
He left the RAAF in 1968 and began a teaching career at Downloads College, Toowoomba, in 1969.
He holds 4 university degrees (B.A., M.Litt. M.A., Ph.D.) – All completed by part-time study.
Bruce Dawe was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by USQ for his services to literature in 1995.
In 1996 he was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of New England.
In 1997 Dr Dawe was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of New South Wales.
Dawe was awarded the Order of Australia (AO) for his contribution to Australian literature.
In 1997 he was awarded the Inaugural Philip Hodgins Medal for Literary Excellence.
In 2000 he was awarded an Art Council Emeritus Writers Award for his long and outstanding contribution to Australian literature.
In 2003 Dawe was awarded a Centenary Medal “for distinguished service to the arts through poetry”.
Bruce Dawe has published 13 books of poetry, one book of short stories, one book of essays, and has edited two other books. Many articles have been published dealing with his writings.
Join Bruce ‘In Conversation with Peter Thompson’ for Morning Tea. Bruce will also read some excerpts from his favourite poems.
Dr Bruce Dawe - Australian Poet Literary Morning Tea
Date: Saturday 19 July
Price: $40 Adults - $35 Concessions (on presentation of Concession card)
Venue: RACV Noosa Resort
Duration: 75 minutes (includes Morning Tea)
Inclusions: Morning Tea and In Conversation event.
RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa Heads
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