Saturday, 5th September, David Atkinson (NSW), Helchild (Vic) + open-mike! via Zoom and the Moon

This Saturday 5th September we have the wonderful poets David Atkinson (NSW), Helchild (Vic) + open-mike, VIA ZOOM at the Moon.

We will be at the Moon Café Northbridge with stage-mike for those unable to ZOOM in.  David and Helchild will be Zooming in.

David Atkinson (NSW) is an award winning Sydney-based poet who grew up in rural New South Wales. His poems have been published widely in Australia, the USA and the UK. Recent awards include Second prize in the Tom Collins National Poetry Prize 2019 and First prize in the Scribes Writers Poetry Awards – Traditional 2020. David’s collection “The Ablation of Time” was published by Ginninderra Press in 2018 and his next collection will be published early in 2021. David is a poet of memory, the human condition and the natural world.

Others have said that “David Atkinson is a poet of fine distinctions in subject and in language. He writes of Australian rural life with a critical but reverent attitude stemming from an intimate knowledge of the joy and menace of growing up in the country… He writes in clear, precise English which is powerful and moving in its simplicity.”

Helchild (Vic) is an irreverent comic poet, satirical comedian, lunatic, playwright, cabaret performer and visual artist. Based in Melbourne, Helchild combines their skills with activism and anarchy, and has headlined at many festivals and protest rallies around the country.

Helchild's characters include: blow up sex dolls, Queensland politicians, prime ministers, presidents, pirates and more.

Helchild's dodgy videos are available on Helchild Comedy youtube channel, and their website is

Gig details are: Perth Poetry Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom from the Moon.

this Saturday, 5th September        2:00pm to 4:00pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

David Atkinson (NSW), Helchild (Vic) + open-mike Zoom Meeting, also at the Moon Café, 323 William St Northbridge

Join Zoom Meeting

You will have to wait for Zoom to do its thing. Be patient. It may not work straight away. Try again. If that fails email Elio on

The Moon Café is open for bookings from 12noon each day. It also runs as a take away food / delivery and pick-up venue. Online bookings via their website, Facebook and Instagram. Also try calling 9328 7474. • Please support them and other businesses as much as you can during this time.

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

    5-Sep-20   David Atkinson (NSW) & Helchild (Vic) + open-mike

  12-Sep-20   Mega Open-mike event, wher everyone is a feature (5 minutes max each)

  19-Sep-20   WA Poets Event – Young Poets, MC’d by Veronica Lake

  26-Sep-20   Perth Poetry Festival: Michael Welch (USA), David McCooey (Vic), David Stavanger (Qld), Anne-Marie Whiu (Qld),

                       Mike Williams, Fable Goldsmith, Samantha Melia, and Taonga Sendama + open-mike …

All PPC events with open-mike, not to be missed …