The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is delighted to welcome Maxine Beneba Clarke, inaugural Peter Steele Poet in Residence, to deliver the first Dean’s Lecture for 2023 in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Talking Back: Being a Black female author on the school curriculum
Maxine Beneba Clarke’s short fiction collection Foreign Soil was on the VCE Text List in Victoria for 5 years, and is currently on the QCAA (Queensland) text list. Her memoir The Hate Race is currently on the VCE English text list, and her works have been tought throughout primary and secondary schools in Australia. As an author, she has visited over 40 Victorian classrooms to speak with students about her work.
In this lecture, Maxine speaks about her experience as an author in Australian classrooms, and how this experience has informed her writing and creating practice.
Join us at 5.30pm for registration and refreshments.
Lecture commences at 6.00pm.
Registration is essential.
Maxine Beneba ClarkePoet in Residence: Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne
Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian author of Afro-Caribbean descent. She is the author of the ABIA-winning short fiction collection Foreign Soil, the critically aclaimed memoir The Hate Race, the Victorian Premier’s Award-winning poetry collection Carrying The World, and many other books for adults and children. She is currently Poet in Residence at the University of Melbourne.