This Saturday 10th November 2018 we have two wonderful poets, Maddie Godfrey + Ella Smith at Perth Poetry Club.
Maddie Godfrey is a Perth-bred writer, poet, feminist and spoken word educator who aims to facilitate compassionate conversations about social issues. At 23, they have performed poetry at The Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury Festival, Amnesty International, The Blue Room Theatre and TEDxWomen. In 2017 Maddie was a writer-in-residence at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, who later commissioned Maddie to write and perform an original poem during their late night mass.
Maddie has received international acclaim and competed at the Woman Of The World Poetry Slam in Brooklyn, NY (2016) and Dallas, Texas (2017). Maddie’s publishing highlights include Westerly Magazine, Button Poetry, Scum Mag, RECOIL 9, Seizure’s Stories Of Perth anthology and Cordite Poetry Review. In 2018 Maddie’s debut poetry collection, titled “How To Be Held” was released by Burning Eye Books (UK). Currently Maddie is completing their Honours degree, editing poetry for Voiceworks Magazine and working with Propel Youth Arts as the 2019 Creative Coordinator of Youth Week WA. Maddie is not a morning person.
Ella Smith is a 17 year old aspiring disco ball who started pursuing a creative life after deciding she was going to be Feriss Bueller instead of Cameron Frye. She’s a big believer in the power of happy poetry and bottomless cups of tea and thinks the world could do with more of both. With the former, she won the 2018 WA Youth Slam Championships, came runner up in the 2018 Vic Park Slam, and fifth in the state in the 2017 Poetry Slam. Ella has absolute faith in three things: scrunchies, storytelling and the 70’s dress collection she hoards. The phrase ‘one to watch’ tends to get thrown around a lot these days, but in this instance it is 100% accurate.
Join us at Perth Poetry Club this Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge to hear Maddie Godfrey + Ella Smith.
The next few weeks, we have the following features + usual open mike:
10-Nov-18 Maddie Godfrey + Ella Smith + open-mike
17-Nov-18 Kevin Gillam + Francis Raven + open-mike
24-Nov-18 Matthew Brierley + Yvonne Patterson + open-mike …
All, not to be missed …