Samuel Wagan Watson is an award-winning raconteur from the south-side of Brisbane who hails from an honourable ancestry of Birri, Munanjali, Gaelic and Germanic peoples. His poetry collection Smoke Encrypted Whispers won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and the New South Wales Premier’s Book of the Year. He has been commissioned to write for entities ranging from Brisbane City Council to the Japanese Aeronautical Exploration Agency. Watson is currently a full-time writer working on selected commissions and radio copy for Brisbane Indigenous Media Association. He presents his latest collection of poetry, Love Poems and Death Threats.
Events Samuel Wagan Watson was involved in
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Thomas King, sits down for a riveting panel discussion with Aboriginal writers Tony Birch, Lee Maracle, Ellen van Neerven and Samuel Wagan Watson.