JOE DOLCE. Writer and performer of the most successful Australian song in history Shaddap You Face, a title held for 37 years straight. Poetry published in Best Australian Poems 2015 & 2014 and shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize and Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s Poetry Prize. Winner of the 25th Launceston Poetry Cup. Recipient of the Advance Australia Award. Presently on staff of the Australian Institute of Music, teaching Composition, Ensemble and setting poetry to music. Ginninderra Press is publishing his second poetry collection, ‘On Murray’s Run’, selected by Les Murray, in Oct, on his 70th birthday.
LIN VAN HEK. Published in Best Australian Poems 2015, Winner of the The Age Short Story Contest, founding member of the literary-music group DIFFICULT WOMEN. Writer of three novels: The Ballad of Siddy Church, Katherine Mansfield's Black Paper Fan and The Hanging Girl and two books of short stories: The Slain Lamb and Anna's Box. Co-writer, and lead singer, of the song, INTIMACY, included in the classic US sci-fi film, THE TERMINATOR one of 25 movies listed for preservation, by the US Library of Congress. In the last five years, she has been a prolific and successful painter, exhibiting at her gallery, Poet House, in Thornbury. Tomorrow, she is one of the guest readers at the 66th Women of Letters event at the Thornbury Theatre, at 2:30 pm
Dan Poets, every Saturday, 2-5pm. Free Entry Includes open mic.
Rotating MCs Anne, Libby, Norman and Steve.
Dan O'Connell Hotel, 225 Canning St Carlton.
Licensed premises. Kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.