The UTS Alumni Writers’ Network and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences invite you to celebrate the launch of a special issue of UTS Writers Connect and participate in a commemoration of the life and work of Dr Rosie Scott AO, author, activist and casual creative writing lecturer at UTS.
Scott, who died in May, was a passionate advocate for social justice and freedom of speech and a lover of literature and writing. She wrote novels, short stories, poetry, plays and non-fiction, and edited several collections. She was also a mentor to emerging writers and at UTS “exerted a special quality that made her students want to write their best”, said UTS Associate Professor Debra Adelaide, in an obituary for Scott published in The Sydney Morning Herald.
A lifelong activist – her father was a prominent left-wing historian – Scott was proud to wear her “bleeding heart on her sleeve … everywhere”, said Adelaide, fighting for refugees, especially children, in detention; writers in prison and detention centres; Indigenous people suffering discrimination; and underprivileged women.
RSVP By Thursday 17 August to Katy.Hughes@uts.edu.au