Literary Cruise

Monday 3 June 2022, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Woy Woy Wharf, Brick Wharf Rd, Woy Woy

$55 + booking fee

10am – 12pm

Literary Cruise 2024

Literary Cruise: Reading the Tide

James Bradley, Jeanine Leane.

$55 (inside seating only) + booking fee

Welcome aboard the annual Words on the Waves Literary Cruise, where the currents slide by and stories wash over you in a celebration of literature and the beauty of our waterways. This year, we are thrilled to be joined by two remarkable voices: writer and critic James Bradley, and First Nations writer, poet, and academic Jeanine Leane.
Bradley’s latest work, Deep Water, is a captivating exploration that intricately weaves together science, history, and personal narratives of the ocean. Tim Winton aptly describes it as, “teeming with mysteries, wonders, and heartbreaking facts,” – a profound journey into the depths of our seas.
Joining us also is Jeanine Leane, a Wiradjuri woman whose latest poetry collection, Gawimarra, pays homage to the strength of matriarchs and the enduring traditions of gathering and returning. Her verses resonate powerfully, echoing the rich cultural heritage and profound connection to the land and water.

The cruise will leave at 10am sharp from Woy Woy Wharf and will cruise through Brisbane Water before returning to Woy Woy Wharf at 12pm.

Monday 5 June
10:00am – 12:00pm
Woy Woy Wharf, Brick Wharf Rd,
Woy Woy NSW 2257
$55 + booking fee

Book Tickets


James Bradley

James Bradley

James Bradley is a novelist and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist, Clade and Ghost Species, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His new book, Deep Water: The World in the Ocean, is published by Hamish Hamilton.

Jeanine Leane

Jeanine Leane

Jeanine Leane belongs to the Wiradjuri peoples of the Murrumbidya river. She is poet, essayist, author, and critic who is widely published in literary journals. Jeanine’s recent poetry collection Gawimarra gathering was published by UQP in 2024.

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