Our feature poets this Saturday 7th July 2018 are Cate Jennings, Jenny Hartley & Aidan Coleman (Adelaide).
Cate Jennings, (the poet formerly known as Cath) boasts grandparents who were self published bush poets, not averse to reading their works at the dinner table. She grew up in small WA towns sans TV reception, watching adults amuse themselves and each other by writing and performing comedy skits. The rest of her bio is truly fascinating.
These days Cate regularly writes topical poetry as an on-air volunteer at Perth's Vision Australia Radio (990AM) as well as personalized poetic tributes to kick off wedding and funeral ceremonies as a civil celebrant. She once won a Poetry Slam heat at the Rosemount Hotel, will pen you a killer romantic profile for online dating sites, and takes requests!
Jenny Hartley studied theatre with Cate back in the day, became an opera singer, taught drama at a few local colleges, played synth in a band and is altogether a highly creative person. Jenny is currently writing an opera and seems to pop out song lyrics and poetry at the same rate as …
Aidan Coleman. Aidan’s two collections of poetry, Avenues & Runways and Asymmetry, have been shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize, the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. In addition to poetry he writes speeches, reviews and Shakespeare textbooks. Aidan lives in Adelaide and is currently writing a biography of John Forbes with the assistance of the Australia Council. Aidan was one of our very first features in our start-up in 2009.
Perth Poetry Club is in for an entertaining Saturday afternoon 2pm–4pm at The Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge to hear Cate Jennings, Jenny Hartley & Aidan Coleman. Open-mike as always.
The next few weeks, we have the following features + usual open mike:
7-Jul-18 Cate Jennings + Jenny Hartley + Aidan Coleman (Adelaide) + open mike
14-Jul-18 Deanne Leber + open mike
21-Jul-18 Danny Gunzburg + Don Smith + open mike
… All, not to be missed …