In conversation with Laura Elvery

Presented by: A/Prof Stephen Carleton

Date: Friday 24 September 2021
Time: 1–2pm
Location: Online via Zoom 

Laura Elvery is the author of two short story collections (Trick of the Light and Ordinary Matter, both with UQP), the latter of which has just won the 2021 Steele Rudd Award at the Queensland Literary Awards. As inaugural UQ writer in residence, Laura is drafting her next book, a novel inspired by the life and death of Florence Nightingale. Associate Professor Stephen Carleton will lead a Q&A with Laura about her publishing journey, switching careers, completing a practice-led PhD, finding time to write, success and failure, and her life as a working author. 

All staff and students with an interest in contemporary literature and pathways into publishing are warmly encouraged to join us in conversation.


About Research Seminar and Workshop Series


School of Communication and Arts Research Seminar Series

The research seminar and workshop series occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Friday, 11 March

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Tuning In with the Stethoscope in the Nineteenth CenturyDr Melissa Dickson (University of Birmingham)

Friday, 25 March


Early Adventures in Australian Actor Training

Dr Chris Hay

Friday, 8 April

Online via Zoom

Invention and reinvention in the landscape symbolism of Joachim PatinirMichael Levy

Friday, 29 April

Online via Zoom

Negotiating balance of cultures among Chinese Australians to facilitate ageing well

A/Prof Shuang Liu

Friday, 13 May


Redefining crisis in museums: insider’s perspectives on digital engagement

Dr Caroline Wilson-Barnao, Craig Middleton (National Museum of Australia), and Lisa Enright

Friday, 3 June

Hybrid: Online via Zoom and in person at the
SCA Writer's Studio
(Level 6, Michie)

A journey through the Australian environmental movement ecosystem

Dr Robyn Gulliver

Friday, 10 June

Online via Zoom

TBADr Alex Bevan