Meet the People's Poet, Geoff Goodfellow

Geoff Goodfellow

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 Opening the Windows to Catch the Sea Breeze  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, Courier-Mail. Currently Geoff is collaborating to bring his work into public spaces, often addressing dire circumstances for the subjects.

'The People's Poet Transformed', joint authored with Rebecca Bond, 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



Sponsors - Mantra, Coriole, Theatre Guild