Here’s where I’ll post information about up-and-coming poetry readings and other events I’m featuring in. By the way, Among the regulars is sold out. I have just put out a limited edition chapbook This skin, a net, which contains a selection from Among the regulars along with about ten new poems. You’ll be able to buy this direct from me, and it is currently also available at Collected Works (perhaps the greatest bookshop in the world) and Brunswick Bound (also a fantastic store) both in Melbourne…
Coming Up –
Write-ability Morning - Tuesday 3rd December (International Day of Disability), 10am to 1pm at Writers Victoria (Performance Space). New and emerging writers with any disability are invited to join us for the last in a series of free short writing workshops, which includes inspiration, practical ideas, and morning tea. Limited places, so book by emailing Fiona.
Readings @ Red Wheelbarrow Books – Friday 6th December, 8pm at Red Wheelbarrow Books, 105 Lygon St East Brunswick. Other features TBA.
2013 events –
Over the Edge Writers Gathering – Friday 13th September at 8pm, Galway Arts Centre’s Nuns’ Island Theatre. Featuring Andy Jackson & Rachael Guy (performing “Ambiguous Mirrors”), Robyn Rowland, Orla McGovern and more.
Clifden Arts Week - Sunday 22nd September at 3pm. Station House Theatre, Galway Rd Clifden. Featuring Andy Jackson & Rachael Guy (performing “Ambiguous Mirrors”), Robyn Rowland & John Foulcher.
O’Bheal - Monday 30th September at 9pm. Upstairs at The Long Valley, Winthrop St Cork. Featuring Andy Jackson & Rachael Guy (performing “Ambiguous Mirrors”), Robyn Rowland & John Foulcher.
Dan Poets – Saturday August 31st, 2pm at the Dan O’Connell Hotel, cnr Canning & Princes St Carlton.
Strip Fest – Saturday 24th August, 1pm to 4pm, various venues around St Kilda.
Poetry @ the Comma – Sunday 23rd June at 3pm, cnr Hargreaves & Forest St’s Castlemaine. Featuring Andy Jackson & Jennifer Compton, this high-quality monthly reading is hosted by Ross Donlon, and features the hotly-contested “Castlemaine Cup” on the open mic.
Readings @ Red Wheelbarrow – featuring Andy Jackson, Andrew Burke, Aaron Mannion & Monique Kerr – in the back room of one of the best bookshops in Melbourne, 105 Lygon St East Brunswick – Friday 7th June, 8pm.
La Mama Poetica – a night of some of the best spoken word and poetry Melbourne has to offer – the focus is on a blending of approaches to the power of the word – featuring Andy Jackson & Paul Mitchell (featuring in a duo performance), Ray Liversidge, Bronwen Manger & Jacky T – at La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St Carlton, Monday 18th Feb at 8pm.
Bar Stanza – the debut of what promises to be an influential and not-to-be-missed poetry gig, at Owl and the Pussycat, 34 Swan St Richmond – Tuesday Feb 5th at 7.30pm. Also features – Geoff Lemon, Jessica Alice & Tim Hamilton.
2012 events –
Write Around the Murray – this brilliant festival is based in Albury NSW and runs from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th September. I’m appearing at various events – including a workshop (book now!) – see the program here.
Words in Winter - Saturday 11th August @ Daylesford. I’ll be reading my own poems as well as a special selection of “covers” – new Australian poetry. 11am at Deb’s Cafe, 16 Albert St. 2.30pm at the Book Barn, 1 Leggatt St (overlooking Daylesford Lake). With support from Australian Poetry.
Travel Ideals - 18th to 20th July @ University of Melbourne. This International Conference investigates creative and interdisciplinary academic responses to travel, tourism, globalisation & the ideal. More information here.
Poetry & Conversation - Sunday, June 17th, 3pm @ Geelong Library, 49 Little Malop St. Free entry. Hosted by Dr Robyn Rowland AO, this event features myself and Lisa Gorton. More details here.
Sweetalkers – Sunday, February 12th, 7.30pm @ Bendigo Hotel, 125 Johnstone St Collingwood. Only $10, for four feature performers/poets – Laura Jean McKay, 1/6, Sophia Dacy-Cole and myself. More details here at Randall Stephen’s blog.