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Writers Weekend

Found Objects

With Mok Zining, Gemma Nisbet & Daniel Juckes

Found Objects Sun 25 Feb Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia $24
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Sun 25 Feb at Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia, from $24

Presented in association with Writing WA

Fragmentary, kaleidoscopic, meandering: is the essay the most radical, protean literary form out there? Join master practitioners Mok Zining (The Orchid Folios), Gemma Nisbet (The Things We Live With) and Daniel Juckes (The Moment of the Essay) in robust discussion. This session will be facilitated by Will Yeoman.

Mok Zining

Zining is obsessed with random things: orchids, arabesques, sand. Her first book, The Orchid Folios (Ethos Books, 2020), was shortlisted for the 2022 Singapore Literature Prize in English Poetry. Her words can be found on Witness Magazine, the LARB, the Cincinnati Review, among other magazines. She lives in Singapore where she is at work on an essay collection, The Earthmovers.

Gemma Nisbet

A former staff travel writer and current books columnist for The West Australian, Gemma teaches travel writing at Curtin University and recently completed a PhD in Creative Writing at UWA. Her first book, The Things We Live With, was published by Upswell in October 2023.

Daniel Juckes

Daniel is a writer from Perth, Western Australia. He is a lecturer in Creative Writing at UWA, Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Curtin University. His creative and critical work has been published in journals such as AxonKalliope X, Life Writing, M/C Journal, Meanjin, TEXT and Westerly. His work was highly commended in the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award and he recently recorded a talk at TEDxYouth@KingsPark. His book The Moment of the Essay will be published in 2024 by UWA Publishing.

Will Yeoman

Will was literary editor at The West Australian before moving into arts and travel. He remains a music critic for Limelight and Gramophone magazines. Will is artistic director of York Writers Festival and York Festival. Previously he was artistic director of New Norcia Writers Festival and Perth Festival Writers Week curator. A lover of literature (and comics!) from an early age, Will is also a keen classical guitarist who enjoys collaborating on spoken word and music performances with writers and poets including Stephen Scourfield and John Kinsella.

Time & Location

Sun 25 Feb

2pm Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Northbridge / Yandilup



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