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Friday, June 15, 2012


Don't remember the 60s? We don't think this week's guests do either, but they lived to write the tale. On 16 June at Perth Poetry Club hear the lush radio tones and sometimes-prizewinning poems of Murray Jennings, and the headrush verbal harmonics of our favourite fieldgrown larrikin Allan Padgett. (And none of this over-flavoured adjective soup.) Scroll down to read more about Murray and Allan, and...


After a professional career mostly in radio broadcasting and training, and writing short fiction and poems in his spare time, Murray Jennings retired to write his third novel. He has nearly finished it and hopes it will be the first to be published. He has a wife and grownup family, all of whom are extremely talented, so he tends to live in their shadow, which is fine, because he's always been a night person.
Allan Padgett has written poetry on and off - mostly off - ever since he was an angst-ridden teenager in country Victoria in the 60s. Now that he has grown up [sic...ed] and retired, he has found the time and inspiration to write regularly.


Tue 19 June: Readings from 'Sandfire' at Crow BooksChris Konrad, Flora Smith, Rose Van Son. 6:30 for 7pm at 900 Albany Highway, Vic Park. Free entry. Nibbles & drinks.

Sat 23 June: SASA Youth Performance Night. 6-9pm at Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Mirrabooka. Free.

Sun 24 June: Perth Poetry Club at Nedlands Library: Andrew Burke, Tineke van der Eecken, Danny Gunzburg, Keren Gila Raiter, limited open mike. MC Neil J Pattinson. 2-3:30pm at Nedlands Library, 60 Stirling Highway, Nedlands. Free entry. Refreshments.

Fri 29 June: Poems for the Revolution of Love. Poetry and music with JANET JACKSONplus CORAL CARTER and TERRY FARRELL with musicians Larry George and David Kaesehagen. Limited open mike. 7:15pm at Fringe Gallery, 94 Bawdan St, Willagee. $15 including wine, soft drinks, nibbles and a zine. Book now Enquiries to Janet 0406 624 578 / Sponsored by Mulla Mulla Press.

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 Jazmin9298 9997.

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