On 4 July 2009 Perth Poetry Club is thrilled to present, indirect from Melbourne, the word-twisting, page-seducing, slam-winning, grant-attracting GEOFF LEMON. Geoff is the Poetry Editor of *harvest *magazine and formerly of *Voiceworks*, he convenes Melbourne’s monthly Wordplay readings, and helped found Wordplay Collective. *A six-time poetry slam winner*, he's played shows and festivals across Australia and supported musicians like TZU, True Live, Paris Wells and The Church's lead singer Steve Kilbey. On the page, his poems, stories, and articles have been published in *Best Australian Stories*, *Blue* *Dog*, *HEAT*, *Island*, and *Going Down Swinging*, and he also writes music journalism for *MTV *and *Beat*. His first book of poems, *Sunblind*, was published by Picaro Press late last year. For more, visit www.wordplay.org.au
*11 JULY: Helen Hagemann*
Helen Hagemann has poetry and prose published in major Australian literary journals. In 2004, she won an ASA poetry mentorship studying with NSW poet, Jean Kent. In 2008, she won a Varuna Longlines/ Poetry workshop in Katoomba, NSW. In association with the Australian Poetry Centre's New Poets Program her collection, *Evangelyne & Other Poems,* was published this year. Helen has an MA in Creative Writing, teaches prose at the Fremantle Arts Centre, writes prose poetry, and is currently working on a second novel.
18 JULY: Mike Williams
25 JULY: Mar Bucknell + Sue Clennell. MC Mark Hutchins.
Plus open stage. MC Janet Jackson (Helen Child is away). EVERY SATURDAY
2-4pm in the Red Bar at The Court hotel & restaurant, 50 Beaufort Street,
Perth. Free entry. More info at www.perthpoetryclub.com. Enquiries:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Janet 0406 624 578