I’m happy to report that I’ll be reading some poems at the final ‘Saturdays‘ of the year, this coming Saturday 21st July. It’s always great to see new poetry events popping up in Brisbane (we haven’t yet reached peak poetry). I will be reading alongside the fabulous Raelee Lancaster, Bonny Cassidy, and Anthony Lawrence. The event starts at 2.30pm at the fabulous Can You Keep A Secret? bar in Woolloongabba. Hope to see you there!
Rebecca Jessen lives in Brisbane. She is the award-winning author of verse-novel Gap (UQP 2014). Rebecca is the winner of the 2015 QLD Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her book Gap was shortlisted for the 2015 Sisters In Crime Davitt Award for Best Debut Book. In 2013 Rebecca won the Queensland Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. In 2012 she won the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award. Rebecca’s writing has been published in Overland, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging, The Lifted Brow, Cordite Poetry Review, Mascara Literary Review, Tincture Journal, Verity La, Voiceworks and more. Rebecca is currently studying her Honours in Creative Writing at QUT.