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Monday, May 09, 2016

Poetry at the House, CANBERRA

Hello Poetry at the House supporters
 
There are about fifteen places left for the reading on this Wed May 11 at 8pm. It features Alan Wearne (from Wollongong) and Cassandra Atherton (from Melbourne and the U.S.) and should be a very lively night. Both poets are not short on humour. See details below. It will now  be in the Drawing Room (immediately on your right from the main entrance) not in the Scarth Room. You can still book by emailing me back at this address. You can also eat beforehand, of course, at the bistro.
All the best
Geoff
PS Please note three other events below which are also of interest.

Cassandra Atherton is currently a Harvard Visiting Scholar in English from 2015-2016. Cassandra has published eight books, including: Trace [with artist Phil Day] (2015) and Exhumed (2015). She is the current poetry editor of Westerly Magazine and is known for her extensive work in the prose poem form.

Alan Wearne's 2016 volume is These Things Are Real, which contains five verse narratives and a selection of satiric and 'light' verse: ‘The Sarsparilla Writers’ Centre’. He believes that without a strong input of narrative and satiric/'light' verse contemporary Australian poetry [let alone poetry in the English language] would simply collapse. He is also one of Australia's best known verse novelists. 


Admission$10 waged, $5 unwaged. Meals are available in its Fellows Bar and Cafe from 6.30 pmReading starts at 8 pm.
Parking at University House is best from Garran Road and on Balmain Lane off Balmain Crescent.

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