Geologist and palaeontologist Dorothy Hill AC, CBE, FAA, FRS (1907-1997) was Australia's first female professor and internationally recognised as an expert on fossil corals.

The inaugural UQ Fryer Library Creative Writing Fellow, Dr Ashley Haywood will talk about her time dwelling in the art-science nexus with the Dorothy Hill Collection to write a book of poems.

Ashley will talk about writing these poems as her way of being 'response-able' to ecological uncertainty and loss in this Age of Loneliness upon us. She will also talk about her struggle to traverse real and imagined landscapes, and navigate the loops and flows of their ecological and geological systems. Ashley drew from Hill's handwritten drafts, maps and drawings of extinct corals for inspiration.

Join us to hear about Ashley's 'geopoetry' and her experience as the Creative Writing Fellow. Her talk will be followed by morning tea.

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