Talking ArtZ Episode 16 | March 07 2020 | Craig Billingham and Roanna Gonsalves

Talking ArtZ Episode 16 | March 07 2020 | Craig Billingham and Roanna Gonsalves

March Talking ArtZ event at Nolan on Lovel Gallery on Saturday 7th March from 3pm was with local writers Craig Billingham and Roanna Gonsalves. Craig hosted the conversation with Roanna, as only another writer can. Craig Billingham has published two collections of poetry, Storytelling (2007) and Public Transport (2017). He has also published short stories and reviews, most recently in Southerly, Verity La, and the Australian Book Review. He has a Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Sydney. Roanna Gonsalves is the author of The Permanent Resident (UWAP) published in India and South Asia as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney (Speaking Tiger). The book won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award Multicultural Prize 2018, and was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award 2018. Roanna currently works as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at UNSW and at NYU Sydney. She serves on the Board of Writing NSW.

The Nolan on Lovel gallery situated halfway between Katoomba and Leura was opened by Terry & Robyn Nolan in October 2008 exhibiting top class contemporary art and hosting very popular musical evenings. Robyn and Terry’s belief is that a gallery should be more than a viewing space for art works – it should be a place of excitement, a centre of ideas and stimulation, a place where you have your spirit refreshed.

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Craig Billingham Bio

Craig Billingham has published two collections of poetry, Storytelling (2007) and Public Transport (2017). He has also published short stories and reviews, most recently in Southerly, Verity La, and the Australian Book Review. He has a Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Sydney.

 

Roanna Gonsalves Bio

Roanna Gonsalves is the author of The Permanent Resident (UWAP) published in India and South Asia as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney (Speaking Tiger).  The book won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award Multicultural Prize 2018, and was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award 2018.  Her writing has been compared to the work of Alice Munro and Jhumpa Lahiri. Her four-part radio series On the tip of a billion tongues, commissioned and broadcast by ABC RN’s Earshot program, is a portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers. Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award, and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings. She is a recipient of The Bridge Awards’ inaugural Varuna – Cove Park Writing Residency 2019 in Scotland, the UNSW Copyright Agency Writing residency, and a number of residencies at Bundanon and Varuna. Roanna currently works as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at UNSW and at NYU Sydney. She serves on the Board of Writing NSW.