Saturday 14th March, Mike Greenacre!

This Saturday 14th March we have the wonderful poet Mike Greenacre to entertain us.

Mike Greenacre is… well Mike had this to say about himself   Skiing, poetry and gluhwein go hand in hand!

He wrote that bio back in November 2019, and since then he won the 2019 Tom Collins Poetry Prize in Feb this year so gluhwein must be going down well.

Please join us to celebrate poetry this Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge with Mike Greenacre + open-mike.

This next few weeks, we have the following features + usual open mike:

  14-Mar-20   Mike Greenacre + open-mike

  21-Mar-20   Mega Open-mike where everyone is a feature, 5-minutes maximum

  28-Mar-20   Carol Millner and Tim Parkin + open mike

    4-Apr-20    Saoirse Nash and Jakob Boyd + open-mike …

All with open-mike, not to be missed …

Also there is a Call to submit poems to Letters to Our Home, the initiator is Vivienne Glance.

Letters to Our Home is a WA version of UK’s “Letters to the Earth". “Letters to the Earth” came about as a creative response to global activism calling for action on climate change.; In the book actor, Emma Thompson, writes: “The astronauts… describe it so well… They suddenly see vulnerable beauty of our pale blue dot in the reaches of dark space. They feel huge love and empathy for it and, crucially, they feel deeply protective. Art – in all its forms – can turn us all into astronauts. It can help us out of the prison of assumption and the caveats of ignorance into the atmosphere of clarity and hope.”

In a homage to this publication, we are calling for responses from writers in Western Australia to submit their own letter in response to the climate and ecological emergency for publication in “Letters to our Home”. In particular, we ask that the work refers to our own unique home. In our state, we have oceans, forests, deserts, rivers, wetlands, parks; we have unique and wonderful plant and animal species found nowhere else on Earth; we face challenges with the fossil fuel extracting, logging, and other planet-harming activities of our economy; and the corporate capture of our political system. At the same time, we’re privileged to share this place with the Nyoongar nation, one of the oldest, continuous First Nation cultures; with people putting themselves on the frontlines to protect precious places; and a creative community that cares for our emotional and aesthetic needs.

Your submission to “Letters to our Home” could be a letter, written as prose or as a poem, to a special place in WA, to future or past generations, to other species, or even to those people in positions of power and influence.  Send only one piece of writing, either a poem of 25lines max or prose letter of 750words max.  Please email your response to before 10th March.