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Writers Under the Influence

Buck Mulligan

Event Date: 5 July 2017
Author / Presenters: Bel Schenk

Writers Under the Influence is a monthly literary event at Buck Mulligan's, where writers read from works they admire, as well as something of their own, followed by well-lubricated discussions, reminiscent of an old-style writers’ salon.

Brilliant local poet Bel Schenk is our special guest for July’s Writers Under the Influence event, Wednesday 5th July, 7.30-9.30pm.

Bel is the author of three poetry collections - Urban Squeeze (2003); Ambulances & Dreamers (2008); and Every Time You Close Your Eyes (2014).

She is currently working on her first novel and will be reading extracts from her work in progress, plus a few poems and influences past and present.

'There is a knowingness, an ambiguity at the heart of Schenk's poetry that resists easy labels.' - Geoffrey Lehmann, Australian.

Every Time You Close Your Eyes - ‘…a solid and original contribution through which readers can see the verse novel anew – as mutable and dynamic in its ongoing negotiations with genres, techniques and forms.’ Linda Weste, Text Journal.

'Sparsely written, yet deeply self-aware ... Schenk’s Every Time You Close Your Eyes shows how poetry can represent moments of time with stunning concentration.' - Autumn Royal, Cordite Poetry Revie.w

Ambulances & Dreamers - ‘An engaging collection.’ J.M. Coetzee.

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