The Call To Be 2023 Lecture series presents

Poetry of Grace
  •  1 November 2023 - 15 November 2023
     10:00AM - 12:00PM

Judith Wright: Poetry as Seminal Agent in Spiritual, Environmental and Interracial Healing

Presented by Michael Griffith

Judith Wright is Australia’s most creative poet in her quest to reach, through her poetry, a transformative spiritual experience, beyond denominations and creeds; it is a quest that is deeply inwoven with her drive to heal her/our relationship to the environment and with our Aboriginal fellow Australians.
She was not only author of 12 volumes of poetry (including her final Collected Poems), but also author – amongst other works-  of We Call for a Treaty which, in 1985, set out the basis for a Treaty with our indigenous brothers and sisters,  The Coral Background which, in 1977, set out the plans for reclaiming the Barrier Reef, and Cry for the Dead (1981), a harrowing evocation of the difficulties faced by early settlers and  the suffering of indigenous people during the expansion of farming in the 19th Century.
This series of three seminars will explore these three, closely inwoven aspects of her creative output. For copyright reasons it is essential to have a copy of Wright’s Collected Poems. Copies will be available to loan (limited numbers, please reserve your copy, or for sale at the seminar or can, on request, be posted out to attendees before the seminar ($25 including postage: please email  It is also available on ebooks and kindle for $6.99 and for loan at your local library.   Names of particular poems will be available a few weeks before the start of our sessions.
The sessions will include some film clips from rare and commercially unavailable documentaries about Judith Wright.

To be held on 1, 8, 15 November 10am-noon       Cost: $90.

Please register and pay here



The Crypt
St Patrick’s Church
20 Gosvenor Street The Rocks
Sydney NSW 2000

Enter the Crypt via a gate east of the Church entrance (a few metres down the hill in Grosvenor St).