Rachel Buchanan book reading

20 October 2009

Written by: Lawrie Zion

Journalism lecturer Rachel Buchanan will read from her forthcoming book The Parihaka Album at the La Trobe Museum of Art in Glenn College this Thursday afternoon at 2:30.  The Parihaka Album (inpress, Huia NZ), is a non-fiction book that lends archival research in memoir and reportage. As well as teaching in La Trobe’s jouralism degree program, Rachel is an historian, journalist and short-storywriter  She was on staff at The Age between1993 and 2002, and has been a regular contributor since then.

Also on Thursday, Susan Bradley-Smith will read from Boy Addiction, which is the first  part of a poetic trilogy. Susan trained as a historian, and first worked as a music and theatre journalist. Since then she has published mostly literary history and criticism, and lifewriting.

And Tim Train will present works from Songs in the Key of Z, which is a concertinaring collection of performance poems about geopolitics, lapdogs, and the chimeras of Thornbury. Tim Train is one of Melbourne’s foremost performance villanellists.