In association with The Invisible Thread anthology, the ACT Writers Showcase celebrates the wealth and diversity of literary talent in the ACT region. Launched with over 100 writers to celebrate Canberra’s centenary, we invite you to discover why they have enriched our city.
Geoff Page is a poet who has lived in Canberra since 1964. He has published 21 collections of poetry as well as two novels, five verse novels and several other works including anthologies, translations and a biography of the jazz musician, Bernie McGann. From 1974 to 2001, he was head of the English Department at Narrabundah College in the ACT. His awards include the ACT Poetry Award, the Grace Leven Prize, the Christopher Brennan Award and the 2001 Patrick White Literary Award.
Melinda Smith grew up in Orange, NSW but has lived in Canberra (on and off) since 1989. She has published three books of poetry with Ginninderra Press. Her poems have appeared in magazines, newspapers and anthologies both in Australia and overseas, and have also been set to music, hung on gallery walls and appeared on ACTION buses. She won the David Campbell prize in 2006, in 2011 she received an artsACT New Projects Grant to complete her third book.