Saturday, 21st August, Sunny Wignall + C.J. O'Harte + open-mike from the Moon on Zoom!

This Saturday 21st August 2pm-4pm we have two wonderful poets Sunny Wignall and C.J. O’Harte + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Sunny Wignall is grateful to live and write on Nyoongar Boodja, having grown up in the Walyalup/Fremantle area where he still lives. He began writing poetry in 2000 when frequenting Smashmouth and New Word Order poetry clubs. After a break, he re-engaged via the Perth Poetry Club in 2012 and completed a Diploma in Creative Writing at Curtin Uni in 2014, where he engaged in a poetry of place research project under the tutorage of Dr Maureen Gibbons.

During 2020/21 Sunny participated in the Emerging Poets Program via the ever supportive WAPI and under the auspices of the Dept of Culture and the Arts. Sunny’s poems explore questions of place and environment, history and colonisation, connection/disconnection, belonging and the body.

Sunny is published in the Emerging Poets Anthology: Becoming Known (2020), Poetry d’Amour 2013, the ekphrastic poetry anthology Creative Connections 2015-2021, online poetry zine Recoil #6, Recoil 10, and the upcoming Poetry for the Planet Anthology. He has been a guest reader at Perth Poetry Club and Voice Box.

C.J. O’Harte is … someone with mental health issues, posing as a social worker, posing as a reformed party boy, posing as a Buddhist, posing as a romantic, posing as a Trotskyist, posing as a shoddy reboot of the prodigal son, posing as a poet, perennially posing...Whatever he is no one will ever truly know. Especially not himself... Saying that, in his 9 to 5 he is a grunt at the coal face of capitalism, working for a major not for profit. In that role the has recently appeared before two federal parliamentary sub-committees, politely speaking over the top of elected senators explaining why payday loans and Robo-debt are sh**t.

The major themes of his work are existential despair, somewhat overblown/undercooked critical theory and good old-fashioned love & hate.C.J. O’Harte believes that a poet’s job is to hold people’s hearts to account. That is of course if they still have them.

Please join us to celebrate poetry this Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm.

The venue is Moon Café, 323 William St, Northbridge and on ZOOM.

Gig details are: Perth Poetry Club is inviting you to a scheduled Hybrid Live and Zoom meeting from Moon Cafe.

this Saturday, 21st August 2:00pm to 4:00pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

                                Sunny Wignall and C.J. O’Harte + open-mike from the Moon Café.

                                 Join Zoom Meeting

You will have to wait for Zoom to do its thing.  You will need to be let into the meeting from the Waiting Room.  Please be patient. It may not work straight away.  Try again.  If that fails email Elio on

The Moon Café is open from 12noon each day (except Tuesday).  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.

The next few weeks we have the following confirmed features:

  21-Aug-21   Sunny Wignall + C.J. O’Harte + open-mike

  28-Aug-21   Julian Matthews (Malaysia) + Chris Palazzolo + open-mike

    4-Sept-21   Glen Phillips, Eds: Allan Padgett & Colin Young + open-mike

                         Launch of Slings & Arrows 4 & 5,  Speeches by Christine Della Vedova & Daphne Milne

  11-Sept-21   WA Poets - Young Poets, by Veronica Lake + open-mike

  18-Sept-21   Perth Poetry Festival – all the Festival poets + open-mike (2 minutes max)

                        RiktheMost (NZ), David McCooey (Vic), Jill Jones (SA), Cassie Lynch, Emily Sun, Alexander Te Pohe, Miriam Wei Wei Lo

  25-Sept-21   Peter Bakowski (Vic) - live hopefully + open-mike

     2-Oct-21   Elizabeth M Castillo (France) + open-mike …

All with open-mike, not to be missed …