Celebrate the launch of our 2018 Festival program with a special performance at Varuna by extraordinary musician Kate Fagan. A prominent Australian poet and performer, Kate’s poetry has been shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year and the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award, and her album Diamond Wheel won the National Film and Sound Archive National Folk Recording Award. Kate supported Joan Baez on her 2013 tour of Australia and New Zealand. Tickets include drinks and light refreshments.

Presented with Varuna, the National Writers’ House.

Kate Fagan (Australian)

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Kate Fagan is an award-winning poet and songwriter whose most recent book First Light was short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the Age Book of the Year Award. She is the Convenor of the English Major at Western Sydney University and a former editor of How2, the U.S.-based journal of poetics. Her album Diamond Wheel won the National Film and Sound Archive Award for Folk Recording and she supported Joan Baez on her 2013 tour of Australia/NZ.