Perth Poetry Club is a weekly spoken word event. It was started in 2009 by Jackson and Helen Child. It is now organised by The Underlords of Evil Tonsil, a collective of unpaid volunteers who love words and poets. If you have some time, energy and commitment to give and might be interested in helping out, please contact us.
Spokesperson and venue liaison: Elio Novello
Phone enquiries: Elio Novello
Internet enquiries: Elio Novello (for now)
Guest bookings: Elio Novello
Newsletters: Larraine Duncan
Web content and social media: Kate Arnautovic
MCing and event coordination: Chris Arnold, Elio Novello, Keren Gila Raiter, Marcus 'Splodge' John, Neil J 'MC Naked Blind' Pattinson
Roving green room: Helen Janice
Treasurer: Elio Novello
Zine and book sales: Elio Novello
Photo gallery: Coral Carter
Zine publisher: Coral 'Mulla Mulla Press' Carter
Awesome helpers: Karen Murphy, Pat Sully
Perth Poetry Club would be pointless and impossible without the support of our many beloved regular and irregular punters, poets and photographers, particularly:
Allan Boyd, who built and maintains our website and designs our visuals,
Jamie Macqueen who often helps out by filming, photographing, YouTubing and LiveStreaming,
all those who help others to participate, our various guest MCs, and
the management and staff of The Moon Cafe, who provide space, time, service, sound equipment & arty awesomeness.
Thanks to the generosity of our audiences we are able to pay our featured poets and provide the professional sound engineering of Ben Hoare.
Anyone can be part of the fun: come to our Saturday afternoon readings. Just listen, or share poems. Every Saturday at The Moon. Don't pinch yourself: you're not dreaming, and you're still in Western Australia -- it really is weekly. To get weekly updates, contact us, subscribe to our newsletter or blog, or join our Facebook group.