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Saturday, August 23, 2008

National Poetry Week and the WA Spring Poetry Festival (mini-fest) Events in WA brought to you by WA Poets Inc

http://www.maureensexton.com.au/Pages/waspringpoetryfestival2008.html
wapoets@yahoo.com.au

Featured Guest Poet: Mike Ladd, producer and presenter of ABC Radio National’s poetry program Poetica.
Patron: Dennis Haskell

WA Poets Inc committee:
Coordinator: Peter Jeffery
Secretary: Maureen Sexton
Treasurer: Nathan Hondros
Publicity: Tash Adams
Committee members – Andrew Burke, Lucy Dougan, Veronica Lake.

Title: Out of the Asylum Poetry Wall
Theme: Space
Date: 29th August to 5th September
Venue: State Library of Western Australia
Cost: Free
Poets: Open to all WA poets
Details: Please send us your poems on A4 paper before August 25th, to OOTA, PO Box 142, Fremantle 6959 or email to Flora Smith florabl@iinet.net.au . Help us cover the walls with words. Feel free to decorate/illustrate your work.
Enquiries: Jo Clarke, 9339 0847 or josephine.oota@gmail.com

Title: Student’s Day
Theme: Space
Date: Friday 29th August
Venue: Poets visiting several Schools across the metropolitan area.
Enquiries: Veronica Lake - votiveoffering@gmail.com

Title: OOTA Poetry Reading with guest poet, Marcella Polain
Theme: Space
Date: Friday 29th August
Time: 12.30 to 2 pm
Venue: Function Room, Fremantle Arts Centre
Cost: Gold coin donation and poetry books for sale
Poets: Guest poet, Marcella Polain and open reading. MC, Donna Ward, editor of indigo.
Enquiries: Jo Clarke, 9339 0847, or josephine.oota@gmail.com

Title: de Ness & Friends @ Scots
Theme: Space
Date: Friday 29th August
Time: 7.30 pm onwards
Venue: Scot's Hall, Cnr South Terrace and Parry Street, Fremantle (next to Fremantle Markets)
Cost:$5 at the door
Poets: Featured Guest Poet Mike Ladd, Annamaria Weldon, Vivienne Glance, Afeif Ismail Abdelrazig, Jeremy Balius, Jaya Penelope, Flora Smith and Janet Jackson.
Details: A fantastic feast of original poetry from 8 of the best poets in town! MC Vivienne Glance will embellish the evening with poetic puns in between slick guitar, soaring harmonies and inspiring verse. Jen de Ness and Bill Atkinson will dish up a smooth mix of de Ness acoustic, nu-jazz groove alongside original verse.
Enquiries: Jen de Ness - jdenness@optusnet.com.au

Title: Opening Ceremony for National Poetry Week and the 2008 WA Spring Poetry Festival
Theme: Space
Date: Saturday 30th August
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Venue: State Library of WA
Cost: Free
Poets: Featured Guest Poet Mike Ladd, Patron Dennis Haskell, Annamaria Weldon and other Guests.
Enquiries: Peter Jeffery - wapoets@yahoo.com.au

Title: Poet's Corner
Theme: Space
Date: Saturday 30th August
Time: 2 pm to 4.30 pm
Venue: Pages Cafe, State Library of WA, Alexander Building, Perth Cultural Centre,
across bridge from the Perth train station.
Cost: Free, but please buy stuff from the cafe if you can
Poets: Featured Guest Poet Mike Ladd and Open Readings
Enquiries: Frances Macaulay Forde: poetscornerwa@yahoo.com.au.

Title: OPENFACE 08 - Performance Poetry Action
Theme: Space
Date: Saturday 30th August
Time: 8 pm to midnight
Venue: Kaos Room, The Blue Room, Northbridge
Cost: Free, but limited capacity
Poets: Featured performance poets: Ashley J Higgs and the Antipoet - 20 invited guests and.Open Readings
Enquiries: allan boyd - allanboyd@optusnet.com.au

Title: Wings Translation & Transcreation
Theme: Space
Date: Sunday 31st August
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Venue: State Library of WA
Cost: Donation
Enquiries: Afeif: afeif5@yahoo.com.au, Norelle: naabbott@iinet.net.au or Peter: wapoets@yahoo.com.au.

Wings Multicultural Poetry Reading
Theme: Space
Date: Sunday 31st August
Time: 3.15 pm to 5 pm
Venue: State Library of WA
Cost: Donation
Enquiries: Afeif: afeif5@yahoo.com.au, Norelle: naabbott@iinet.net.au or Peter: wapoets@yahoo.com.au.

Title: Velvet Voices Poetry Reading, special guests and Open Reading
Theme: Space
Date: Sunday 31st August
Time: 6 pm to 9.30 pm
Venue: Velvet Lounge, The Flying Scotsman, 639 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Cost: Donation
Poets: Featured Guest Poet Mike Ladd, Liana Christensen, Sue Clennell, Deanne Leber, Glen Phillips, Jan Napier, Helen Child, Ashley Higgs and Open Reading
Details: If you wish to read, please contact Maureen Sexton by email: wapoets@yahoo.com.au or put your name down at the door on the night.
Enquiries: Maureen Sexton – wapoets@yahoo.com.au

2008 WA Spring Poetry Festival ends and National Poetry Week continues…

Title: Haiku Wall
Theme: Space
Date: 1st September to 13th September
Time: Library opening times
Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth.
Cost: Free
Poets: All entries to the Haiku competition
Enquiries: Anna Teasdale, Phone: 9461 3581, Fax: 9461 3534, Email: anna.teasdale@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Title: Poetry Workshop – 'Sculpting in English' with Janet Jackson
Theme: Space
Date: Monday 1st September
Time: 11am to 3 pm
Venue: Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, 11 Old York Rd, Greenmount.
Cost: $25 for members, $40 for non-members
Details: Hosted by Poets@KSP. Objectives: 1. Participants will learn about expanding the boundaries of their poetries by both reading and writing. 2. Participants will have opportunities to write in ways they may not have previously tried. 3. Participants will come away with drafts or ideas for new poems. 4. Participants will learn ways to improve their poetry by editing. Tea and coffee provided. BYO lunch.
Enquiries: Book with KSP 9294 1872, kspf@iinet.net.au, Website: http://www.kspf.iinet.net.au/index.html

Title: Haiku Workshop with Maureen Sexton
Theme: Space
Date: Monday 1st September
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth
Cost: Free
Details: In this workshop, we will take a very brief look at the history of haiku, then we will get down to writing haiku and senryu, with tips on how to get that ‘aha’ factor, and how to get published.
Enquiries: Anna Teasdale, Phone: 9461 3581, Fax: 9461 3534, Email: anna.teasdale@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Title: Walking on Water in association with WA Poets Inc
Theme: Space and Friends
Date: Monday 1st September
Time: 7.30pm to 10pm
Venue: Laneway Theatre, Perth. (The building is in the laneway that runs between Murray and Wellington streets, next to the Pier Street (carpark)
Cost: $5 waged, $3 unwaged
Poets: Master class poets Vivienne Glance, Sally Clarke, Flora Smith, Chris Konrad and Carol Millner will be performing works from their up coming anthology Amber Contains the Sun, plus guest poets Kevin Gillam, Annamaria Weldon, Janet Jackson and OPEN readers.
Details: Unamplified. Open stage. Tea & coffee provided, BYO mug. Bring nibbles & drinks to share if you like.
Enquiries: Jane Cornes: 0414 862 306, jcornes@iinet.net.au

Title: Poetry Session with Kevin Gillam in association with WA Poets Inc
Theme: Space
Date: Wednesday 3rd September
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth
Cost: Free
Details: Kevin Gillam, published poet and musician.
Enquiries: Anna Teasdale, Phone: 9461 3581, Fax: 9461 3534, Email: anna.teasdale@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Title: Creative Connections Poetry and Art Exhibition
Theme: Space and I, Eye
Date: Thursday 5th, Friday 6th, Saturday 7th September
Time: Shopping Centre trading hours
Venue: Galleria Shopping Centre, Morley
Cost: Free
Poets: Natasha L Adams, Lyn Bryce, Andrew Burke, Saz Campbell, Liana Christensen, Dr Sally Clarke, Sue Clennell, Peter Evans, Jenny de Garis, Kevin Gillam, Peter Jeffery, Paula Jones, Chris Konrad, Trisha Kotai-Ewers, Melanie Kwa, Deanne Leber, Mardi May, Julienne Miller, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Val Neubecker, Maureen Sexton, Flora Smith, Cathy Szathmary, B J Thomason, Michael Williams.
Details: Creative Connections is made up of artworks created by disabled artists and the poetry written to the artworks by WA poets.
Enquiries: Maureen Sexton, 0435 024 616, creativeconnections@live.com.au

Title: Creative Connections Magazines Launch
Theme: Space and I, Eye
Date: Thursday 5th
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Galleria Shopping Centre, Morley
Cost: Free
Details: Launch of the magazines and readings by poets. Creative Connections is made up of artworks created by disabled artists and the poetry written to the artworks by WA poets. The 2007 and 2008 magazines contain photos of all the artworks and poems from 2007 and 2008.
Enquiries: Maureen Sexton, 0435 024 616, creativeconnections@live.com.au

Title: Voicebox with FAWWA
Theme: Space
Date: Thursday 4th September
Time: 7.30 pm to 10 pm
Venue: La Tropicana Café, 177 High Street, Fremantle
Cost: $5/$3
Details: Readings from the Fellowship of Australian Writers of WA anthology, "Lines in the Sand"
Enquiries: Nandi Chinna - voicebox@live.com.au, FAWWA 9384 4771, fawwa@iinet.net.au, Website: http://www.fawwa.org.au/

Title: Poetry Session with Evelyn Bach
Theme: Space
Date: Friday 5th September
Time: 10 am to 11 am
Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth
Cost: Free
Details: Fun interactive rhythm session
Enquiries: Anna Teasdale, Phone: 9461 3581, Fax: 9461 3534, Email: anna.teasdale@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Title: Lunchlines
Theme: Space
Date: Friday 5th September
Time: 12.30 to 1.30 pm
Venue: Edith Cowan University, 1 Bradford St, Mt Lawley, Room ML 17.220
Cost: Free
Poet: Sarah French plus open reading
Contact Marcella Polain: m.polain@ecu.edu.au

Title: WA Bush Poets and Yarn Spinners Traditional Night - Poets From the Past
Theme: Space
Date: Friday September 5th
Time: commencing at 7.30pm
Venue: The Auditorium at Bentley Park Retirement Village (formerly Swan Cottages), 26 Plantation Drive, Bentley
Cost: $7, there is a door prize and supper will be available for $1
Details: The evening will consist of two parts, the first being "Impressions of Australia", a narrative joining together poems of an earlier time which express the varying views that those early poets had of our country, its people and it's spirit. You will hear works of many well known poets including Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, C J Dennis and Dorothea Mackeller along with some from lesser known bards.
Following this presentation, supper will be available after which, performing members of the WA Bush Poets will present some of their favourite poems of those golden years of Bush Poetry.
Enquiries: Brian Langley, 9361 3770, braindot@tpg.com.au

Title: Poetry Extravaganza
Theme: Space
Date: Sunday 7th September
Time: 1.30 pm
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup
Poets: Andrew Burke and Open Reading
Details: Keynote speaker - PCWC Writer in Residence, Andrew Burke. Poetry readings: PCWC members and the general community are invited to read their poetry or just come along and listen.
Enquiries: Telephone: 9301 2282, Email: cowan05@bigpond.com

Title: Poetry of the Sacred
Theme: Space
Date: Sunday 7th September
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Venue: St John's Church in the Square, Fremantle
Cost: Free
Details: We invite poets, poetry lovers and readers to submit poems for inclusion.
Music and refreshments.
Enquiries: Patrick Speed: 9370 1151, 0400 231 591, patwiland@iinet.net.au

1 comment:

Kate said...

Thank you!