Texta book club: Dead Bolt
As its title suggests, Dead Bolt is a meditation on home and its ability to become suddenly unhomely or uncanny. Ella Jeffery’s poetry ranges from the plangent and elegiac to the comic and satirical. It attends to both the eye and the ear; its extraordinary imagery is matched by a marvellous attention to poetry’s sonic capacity. Dead Bolt is a compelling, exquisitely realised debut.”– David McCooey
In-person event 14 September: Register now
To coincide with the 2021 Alumni Triennial exhibition at QUT Art Museum, we will be discussing Dead Bolt, a collection of poems from Brisbane-based poet and QUT alumnus Ella Jeffery, which won the inaugural Puncher & Wattmann Prize for a First Book of Poems in 2020.
The evening commences with a tour of the current exhibition, followed by a beverage of your choice and conversations about Dead Bolt. Discussions will include audio descriptions of the artworks, which make art accessible for people who are blind or with low vision.
Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice Faculty.
Texta is held throughout the year on Tuesday evenings. Purchase this title from the Bookshop at the QUT Depot or QUT Art Museum. You can listen to Ella Jeffery give a reading from Dead Bolt as part of the Queensland Poetry Festival 2020 here.
Participants must register and read our COVID Safe guidelines before attending. If you are unwell please cancel your booking.
QUT Art Museum
14 September 2021
Bookings essential, register via Eventbrite.