Friday, January 19, 2018

2017 Perth Poetry Festival + Other Local News

2017 Perth Poetry Festival
The Perth Poetry Festival 2017 half hour is due to air Thursday 25th Jan 2018 @ 8pm on WTV Channel 44 in the programme Perth City Talks.
Creative Connections Art & Poetry Exhibition
Artwork and poetry from the 2017 Creative Connections Art & Poetry Exhibition is now online at
Perth Poetry Club
The very entertaining Tony Curtis is back!!
Join PPC to hear Tony Curtis, plus Open-mike this Saturday afternoon 2pm-4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge.

Tony Curtis was born in Dublin in 1955.  An award-winning poet, Tony has published ten warmly received collections.  His most recent title are 'Folk' (Arc Publications, 2011) 'Pony' with drawings and painting by David Lilburn (Occasional Press, 2013) and 'Approximately in the Key of C' (Arc Publications, 2015).

He has been awarded the Irish National Poetry Prize and the Varuna House Exchange Fellowship to Australia.

Tony has read his poetry all over the world to great acclaim. He is a member of Aosdána, established in 1981 to honour artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the creative arts in Ireland, and to encourage and assist members in devoting their energies fully to their art.

29th January at a new venue!
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sandie Walker and Kate Wilson
KSP events
Literary Dinner – Summer Luau
Tuesday 13 February, 6.00-9.30pm
Enjoy Hawaiian tunes from 6.00-7.00pm while sipping cocktails on the verandah, followed by three summery courses and readings from WA Poet-in-Residence Maddie Godfrey and SA Writer-in-Residence Emily Palmer, whose contemporary work features ‘bad-ass female protagonists’. BYO drinks. Optional Fancy Dress: Tropical. Dietary requirements catered for with notice. Tickets from $35. Detais
Saturday 17 February, 3.00-5.00pm
In this workshop, KSP's 2018 NextGen Writer-in-Residence Maddie Godfrey will use poetry to explore how the places we come from are woven deeply into our storytelling practices. Come along to polish your performance skills from a dynamic young poet who has performed sold-out shows at Perth Fringe Festival and stormed the stages of the Sydney Opera House and Royal Albert Hall. Suitable for those aged 12+. Tickets from $20. Details

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