Shastra Deo was born in Fiji, raised in Melbourne, and lives in Brisbane. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Writing and English Literature, First Class Honours and a University Medal in Creative Writing, a Master of Arts in Writing, Editing and Publishing, and is currently completing her PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Queensland. Shastra’s poetry deals with the intersection of trauma, memory, and selfhood, with a particular focus on corporeality and embodiment. Her first book, The Agonist (UQP 2017), won the 2016 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize.
Festival-long Event: What’s Your Story Melbourne?
Thursday 21 - Tuesday 26 June
The Early Words: Travel Writing and Gender
Tuesday 26 June
Late Night Lit: Melbourne/Tokyo Zine Project Launch
Thursday 21 June
Great Salt Lakes
Wednesday 20 June
Closing Night Party
Friday 29 June
8pm - late