Meet the People's Poet, Geoff Goodfellow
in conversation with Garry Costello, former Chief Education Officer SA
Legendary performance poet and short prose writer Geoff Goodfellow has performed his poetry at schools, jails, colleges, universities, construction sites, factories, rock concerts and literary festivals, across Australia and in Canada, the United States, Cuba, China, Europe and the United Kingdom.
His most recent anthology Courier-Mail. Currently Geoff is collaborating to bring his work into public spaces, often addressing dire circumstances for the subjects. showcases his personal favourites, poems that audiences have requested time and again, and shares his story as a poet and his belief in ‘the power of poetry to connect with each and every life in a world saturated with sophisticated noise.' - Rosemary Sorensen,
is designed to engage young people with language so that they see ‘how powerful literature can be created out of everyday life, deeply and sensitively observed. It encourages students to become creators of ideas and texts and to use language to transform both texts and their own view of themselves as people with stories worth hearing.' - Garry Costello, Former secondary principal, English teacher and Chief Education Officer for DECD, South Australia.
Books will be on sale courtesy Wakefield Press.
WHEN: Thursday 16 May 6pm for 6.30pm
WHERE: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide
ENTRY: $10 at the door. Includes glass of wine. Students free.
RSVP: appreciated by 14 May to or phone 8313 6356