Saturday 28th August, Julian Matthews, Chris Palazzolo + open-mike! at the Moon and Zoom

This Saturday 28th August 2pm-4pm we have two wonderful poets Julian Matthews (Malaysia) and Chris Palazzolo + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Julian Matthews is a former journalist from Malaysia who stumbled onto poetry by accident four years ago.  That happy accident has turned into a rabid compulsion.  He is still extricating himself from the crash.  His poems are commentaries on the human condition that are mostly sad and depressing.  You either need tissues or therapy. Welcome to his recovery.

Chris Palazzolo is a novelist, poet, essayist, publisher and editor who’s been in and out of the Perth writing scene for a quarter of a century.  Currently he is out, residing in the East Kimberley.  There he continues to write novels, poetry, essays, to publish and edit…

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, 28th August 2:00pm to 4:00pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

                         Julian Matthews (Malaysia) and Chris Palazzolo + 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:

  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 + open-mike

  25-Sept-21   Chris Palazzolo (live) + Peter Bakowski (Vic - live hopefully, TBC) + open-mike

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

All with open-mike, not to be missed …