The Watershed is a collection of seven poems, presented as a hand-bound artefact that reflects the beauty of the landscape it was inspired by. Each poem sits alongside stunning images by local photographer Craig Fardell, showcasing the wilderness locations the poems were conceived in - Ebor Falls and the Guy Fawkes River valley, the Nymboida River, Mt Killiekrankie near Bellingen, Werrikimbe National Park, and the stunning cool temperate rainforest within New England National Park.
Chris Armstrong is a writer whose poetry has appeared in Australian literary journals including Griffith Review, Cordite, Overland and Plumwood Mountain. She was runner-up in the 2015 Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets and received an ASA Emerging Writers Mentorship for her poetry manuscript The Watershed, which was published as a chapbook in 2017. Chris holds a Master of Creative Writing and takes her inspiration from the wild places.
The event is free with wine, finger food, tea and coffee served from 5:30pm for a 6pm start. Chris will read works from the collection as well as new poems. Images by Craig Fardell, from some of the remote and inaccessible locations that inspire Chris' poetry, will also be on display.