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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What's on at Perth Poetry Club Saturday 21 April: Rachael Petridis + Christine Della Vedova

On 21 April Perth Poetry Club presents well-respected poet Rachael Petridis and remarkable new voice Christine Della Vedova. Scroll down to read about them.

YET MORE awesome poets coming up:

28 April Glen Phillips + Bron Bateman
5 May Shey Marque + Phil McNamara
12 May Maureen Sexton + Mar Bucknell
19 May Ken Hudson + Kate Wilson (Bunbury -- not to be missed!)
26 May Flora Smith + Dick Alderson
2 June TBA
9 June Jennifer & Horst Kornberger
16 June Allan Padgett + Murray Jennings

Janet Jackson's POETRY KITCHEN continues, 10am-12 on Wednesdays. 18 April & 2, 9, 16 May in Bassendean. 23 & 30 May, 6 & 13 June at Mattie Furphy House in Swanbourne. Constructive criticism, writing experiments, morning tea, good company. Bookings and enquiries (or phone 0406 624 578)

POETRY MC SKILLSHARE presented by Perth Poetry Club and WA Poets Inc
If you already MC poetry events and open mikes, or if you are interested in doing so, we want to see you at this! It won't be a workshop in the usual style. Janet Jackson will facilitate a group discussion giving everyone a chance to share and discuss ideas and skills. There will be a mike and small PA for us to play with. 2-4pm, Sunday 6 May in the KAOS Room, Arts House (aka the Blue Room), Perth Cultural Centre. Free, but please consider making a small donation to cover the room hire and to support Perth Poetry Club and WAPI. Limited to 15 places, so please RSVP now to Karen Murphy at

Other people's live poetry events! Coming up soon...

Fortnightly Fridays: Poetry Pantree from 6pm at Soul Tree Cafe, 5/3 Railway Parade Glen Forrest. $5 entry; or $25 for entry plus organic dinner & dessert. Contact Laura 0403 792 410, Jazmin 9298 9997. Next: 27 April.

Every Thursday: ‘RawHyde’ variety night at Hyde Park Hotel, cnr Bulwer & Fitzgerald Sts, West Perth. MC Tomás Ford. Music, comedy & spoken word features, plus open mike. Show starts around 9, arrive before that to sign up for open mike. Presented by JumpClimb.

Our guests

Rachael Petridis is a Western Australian poet, published nationally in literary journals and anthologies. In 2004 she was selected for the New Poets program at Wollongong NSW. In 2009 she won a place at the Varuna Longlines Australian Poetry Workshop in Katoomba NSW. Her first collection “Sundecked” was published by the Australian Poetry Centre in 2010 and received a “Commended” in the Anne Elder Award.

Christine Della Vedova is a teacher, a student of life and a self-confessed word nerd. She has written singles ads for the lonely and horny. She has taught English to kids in Korea and Peru, and tai chi to seniors. She once built a 6 metre Chinese Dragon. Recently the Business and Professional Women's Association named her their Young West Australian Woman of the Year. Now she teaches refugee and migrant children and says she cannot think of a more fulfilling career.

Perth Poetry Club is Perth's first weekly poetry and spoken word event. Saturdays 2-4pm at The Moon Cafe, 323 William Street, Northbridge. Supported entirely by donations, organised by unpaid volunteers, since March 2009. Featured guests, open mike (up to 3 minutes: that's about 60 lines), professional sound. Everyone is welcome.

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