Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith


Melinda Smith won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for her fourth poetry collection, Drag down to unlock or place an emergency call. Female experience and humour feature strongly in her work. She also likes to play with text and technology, using acrostics, cut-ups, anagrams, hidden quotations, Twitter syntax, GoogleSculptures, and cento-generator software. . Her mother’s family hails from the Hunter Valley and she has many holiday memories of Newcastle. She lives in Canberra.

All sessions by Melinda Smith

Port of Newcastle – Poetry in the Place

09 Apr 2017
2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Port of Newcastle Marquee

BOOK LAUNCH – The Loyalty of Chickens

08 Apr 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Press Book House, 462 Hunter Street


08 Apr 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Civic Digest Café, Civic Theatre

Poetry at the Pub 10 April

10 Apr 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wickham Park Hotel, Albert St, Wickham

Is Poetry the Most Vital Literary Art Form in Australia?

09 Apr 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cummings Room, City Hall