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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Wicked Poet, Lord Byron 2 2
11 November 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Guests $20
Geelong ADFAS* presents:
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Wicked Poet, Lord Byron
*ADFAS Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies.
Byron, famous and infamous for his audacious poetry, his scandalous love life and his devotion to liberal ideals was ostracised by English society. He went off to fight for Greek independence and died aged 36. Susannah Fullerton recites some of his best-loved poems and tells the story of the colourful, shocking and revolutionary life of one of England’s greatest poets.
Susannah has a BA from the University of Auckland NZ and a post-graduate degree in Victorian literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She currently teaches literature courses in Sydney and lectures regularly at the State Library of NSW and the Art Gallery of NSW. In 2017 Susannah was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for Services to Literature and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. She is the author of several books, and has written and recorded an audio CD, Finding Katherine Mansfield, about the life and works of New Zealand’s greatest writer.