Whats On

Saturday 14th December, Peter Burges + Mega Open-mike (End of year gig)!

This Saturday 14th December we have the wonderful poet Peter Burges (reading from his new book, through slow-turning days) + Mega-Open Mike + CHRIKU Winner + Pizzas after the gig.

Peter Burges is an eclectic reader (history, politics, biographies, fiction, science fiction, fantasy, crime, religious texts, cross-cultural issues, etc.), and has a long term goal of becoming a writer (of poetry, short stories and novels) - through slow-turning days is his first poetry collection.

Saturday 30th November, Rita Tognini and Catherine Noske!

This Saturday 30th November we have wonderful poets Rita Tognini & Catherine Noske, plus open-mike.

Rita Tognini writes poetry and short fiction that explores the relationship of language, landscape and identity, the intersection of the personal and political, and the consolations and constrictions of family ties. Her work has won prizes and been published locally, nationally and internationally. In 2018, Rita was selected for the Four Centres Emerging Writer Program and is working on short fiction and poetry collections.

Saturday 23rd November, Ros Spencer Anthology launch + open-mike!

This Saturday 23rd November we have the launch of the Ros Spencer anthology Brushstrokes with Dennis Haskell, Rose van Son, Allan Padgett, Ann Gilchrist, Coral Carter and Jackson. Short intro from Geoff Spencer, MC by Elio Novello, plus open-mike.

Brushstrokes is an anthology of selected poems from entrants in the 2016 – 2019 Ros Spencer poetry contests.

Saturday 16th November, Pat Johnson, Colin Young, Alex biddle + SPM!

This Saturday 16th November we have the wonderful poets Pat Johnson + Colin Young + Alex Biddle & Scott-Patrick Mitchell duet at Perth Poetry Club.

Pat Johnson is interested in things (art, social justice, literature, blues, theatre).  Reads books (mysteries, verse novels, classics).  Writes other things (ghost stories, poetry, fiction).  Ex-President Fellowship of Australian Writers WA.  Enjoys the ebb and flow of life and the people she loves

Saturday 9th November, Natalie D-Napoleon + First Blood!

This Saturday 9th November we have the wonderful poet Natalie D-Napoleon at Perth Poetry Club.

Natalie D-Napoleon is a writer, singer-songwriter and educator from Fremantle.  She spent the last decade in the United States where she worked as a Coordinator at the Santa Barbara City College Writing Centre.  She was one of this year’s Festival poets in August, and is now back in Perth.

Saturday 2nd November, Kevin Gillam and Cello!

This Saturday 2nd November we have the wonderful poet Kevin Gillam at Perth Poetry Club.

Kevin Gillam is a West Australian born poet, ‘cellist and music educator'.

He has had 4 books of poetry published, the most recent being “the moon’s reminder” by Ginninderrra Press in 2018.

He has also had 4 chapbooks published, all by Picaro Press.

Kevin has won numerous poetry awards, the most recent being the Creatrix Award in 2019 for his poem entitled “Carnabies”.

Saturday 26th October, Hessom Razavi + Sonya Frossine!

This Saturday 26th October we have two wonderful poets Hessom Razavi and Sonya Frossine at Perth Poetry Club.

Hessom Razavi is a writer and doctor who grew up in Iran, Pakistan and the UK, prior to emigrating to Australia in 1989.

His poetry has featured in Gargouille, Mascara Literary Review, The Best Australian Poems 2016, the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, and more.

He is currently working on his first full collection, as part of the 'Four Centres Emerging Writers Program'.