In an exciting new initiative Well Versed, which has concentrated for four years on public performances of the works of established traditional writers, has now invited the authors of recent prize-winning verse to join them in a celebration of W.A. Poets on W.A. Day 2016.
The result is “Western Australian Verse Past and Present”, to be presented at Mattie Furphy House, premises of the Fellowship of Australian Writers ( at the corner of Kirkwood Road and Wood Street, Swanbourne ), park on Clare Copse and follow signs as for to Tom Collins’ House, on :
WA Day, Monday 6th June, from 2.30 to 4.30pm .
Members of Well Versed will read some of their favourite older items. by well-known local writers including: Olive Pell, Mary Durack, Randolph Stow, Dorothy Hewitt, Nicholas Hasluck, Hal Colebatch, and Fay Zwicky.
Well Versed is delighted that most of the recent poetry prize-winners recommended to them have agreed to take part in this engagement. Among those who will present from their own works are: Jennifer Kornberger “”(2016 winner of the Tom Collins National Poetry Award) with her winning poem Sisters with Cabbages, plus Josephine Clarke, Jackson, Kevin Gillam, Glen Phillips, Andrew Burke and Peter Bibby, and Well Versed will read others at the invitation of authors who cannot attend.
The entry fee includes a cuppa at half-time and a programme - all for $15 ($10 Concession) to be paid at the door. As space is strictly limited, bookings are recommended to secure seats for what should be a memorable occasion.
To make bookings call Rayden James on 0488 938 501, leaving your name, and telephone or email details, to allow for confirmation.
For all other enquiries and information please call Pat Stroud: 0408 908 928