This Saturday 1st December 2018 we have three wonderful poets, Elle, John Pratt & Taonga Sendama at Perth Poetry Club - a diverse trio, all involved in the Arts.
Elle does not disappoint as a poet. Elle is a novice poet who has an affinity for words for their literal sense as well as their subtext. Fearing she was becoming a wallflower she sprang into action one day and performed her very first piece of poetry here at the Moon, September the 1st of this year, which is all too befitting being it marks the first day of Spring. From her first open-mike at Perth Poetry Club to all her performances at the Moon, there is always something about her poetry and performance that makes you want to listen. Her poetry is heart-felt with keen observation on life and emotions. Elle is currently studying in the Creative Arts, a perfect place for her talents.
John Pratt is a graduate of UWA and holds a Masters and PhD in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan. He was a professional actor for many years and appeared in a wide range of shows from revues, plays and pantomimes at Patch Theatre, at UWA and at the Playhouse in Perth, to various Australian tours of plays and shows. Since turning his hand to writing, he has had plays workshopped at the Australian National Playwrights Conference, Theatre East in California, and at The Stables Theatre in Sydney. His play Mosquito was recorded in Melbourne, broadcast and repeated on ABC National Radio and was produced for the stage at the Blue Room in Perth.
John’s first novel FAINT TAPPINGS AT THE WRONG WINDOW has met with critical success both locally in The West Australian and nationally in The Australian and is available on Amazon.com.
Taonga Sendama is 19 years old and an emerging poet, spoken word artist and storyteller from Zambia. In 2017, she fell in love with poetry, entering and winning her first slam (at the WA Youth Slam launch) and performing at countless features since. Her work acts as a healing tool and means of navigation through intersectional struggles and aims to be a safe space that encourages vulnerability, openness, and honest conversations surrounding difficult topics. Her dream, ultimately, is to redefine what poetry “is” and what a poet “should be”, and encourage participation and involvement in the arts.
Join us at Perth Poetry Club this Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge to hear Elle + John Pratt + Taonga Sendama.
The next few weeks to end the year and start the new, we have the following features + usual open mike:
1-Dec-18 Elle + John Pratt + Taonga Sendama + open-mike
8-Dec-18 Mega Open-Mike, where everyone is a feature (5 minutes max each)
15-Dec-18 Julie Watts + Gabriel O'Sullivan + CHRIKU Winners + open-mike plus End of Year Soiree at the Moon after the gig - some pizza and drinks with your fellow poets
Then a 4 WEEK BREAK – time to re-energise…
6-Jan-19 Sunday Start of Year - "NO POETRY Sunday" Banquet/Brunch/Lunch, 11:30am at the Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant Unit 1, 191 James St, Northbridge. Check PPC website for more details RSVP to Perth Poetry Club or Wendy Beach or Tammie Winnett
12-Jan-19 First poetry gig for 2019 - Phillip Hall (NSW) at the Moon + open-mike …
All, not to be missed …