2021 Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture

These Poems are Mostly Private Letters

2021 Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture 4pm, Sat 20 Feb Studio One, Level 3 at His Majesty's Theatre 4pm, Sat 20 Feb Studio One, Level 3 at His Majesty's Theatre Event Info Buy Tickets
4pm, Sat 20 Feb at Studio One, Level 3 at His Majesty's Theatre

This year’s Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture features hometown superstar Caitlin Maling orchestrating a series of lyrical responses to the iconic Western Australian writer. Focussing on Stow’s poetry and drawing in the voices of a range of Western Australian poets, Caitlin will consider how his rich exploration of the natural world might be brought into context with today’s ecological concerns. Join us for Caitlin's response, with words from John Kinsella, Bron Bateman and Kaya Ortiz.

Presented in association with Westerly Magazine, UWA

Caitlin Maling

Caitlin Maling is a Western Australian poet whose previous collections, Conversations I’ve Never Had (2015), Border Crossing (2017) and Fish Song (2019) were published by Fremantle Press. In 2019 she was awarded her doctorate in literature from University of Sydney. Her poetry and non-fiction have been published widely through Australia, the US and the UK. She is the previous recipient of the Marten Bequest in poetry and grants from the Australia Council and the Department of Culture and the Arts, Western Australia. A further collection Fish Work is due out with UWAP in 2021.


Time & Location

4pm, Sat 20 Feb


Studio One, Level 3 at His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup




This is a FREE EVENT, please feel free to register at no cost. 


His Majesty’s Theatre will be offering a menu of delicious treats at Crew and King (Menu here) and Dress Circle Bar (Menu here) for you to enjoy during Literature Weekend in the City. Grab a quick bite between sessions or sit down and enjoy a coffee and cake with your favourite book.


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Thank you


  • Supported by Boffins Books
  • Presented in association with Westerly Magazine, UWA

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