Whats On

Saturday 15th May, Joanna Wakefield (UK) + Elsa Fuentes-Hare !! + open-mike, at the MOON and ZOOM

This Saturday 15th May 2pm-4pm we have the wonderful poets Joanna Wakefield (UK) + Elsa Fuentes-Hare + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Joanna Wakefield (UK) BIO:

I began writing poetry at the early age of 13 and continued after I had breast cancer.  I have read my work at open mic at several poetry slams in Perth, Melbourne and the UK.

Saturday 1st May, Mega Open-mike event! - Zoom only

This Saturday 1st May 2pm-4pm we have a Mega Open-mike event that will be on Zoom.

We will NOT be at the Moon Café.  The Moon has a capacity of 20maximum till Friday.  The Government may lift capacity to 45 for Saturday but we won’t know that till Friday.  Also our sound engineer (Ben, Bob or replacement) may not be available on the day.  So this Saturday will be a ZOOM event only.  Don’t let that stop you from preparing though…

Mega Open-mike where everyone is a feature (5minutes max each).

Saturday 17th April, Barry Sanbrook and Ross Jackson + open-mike! at the Moon & on Zoom

This Saturday 17th April 2pm-4pm we have the wonderful poets Barry Sanbrook, Ross Jackson + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Barry Sanbrook is artist and poet, and haiku afficionado; being judge and selector for the Creatrix Haiku Prize and Anthology 2020 and active member and contributor to Haiku societies locally and nationally.

His family history appears on the Welcome Walls project, Fremantle; having migrated in 1968.  Barry has Engineering and Arts degrees, and that has informed his work as poet and artist.

Saturday 10th April, Skylar J Wynter + open-mike! at the Moon on Zoom

This Saturday 10th April 2pm-4pm we have the wonderful poet Skylar J Wynter + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Skylar J Wynter is the best-selling author of a collection of poetry and flash fiction entitled, Pieces of Humanity which is to be included in the Hollywood Swag Bag Nominee Gift Honoring Oscar Weekend goodie bags gifted to the Academy Award nominees this year.

Saturday 3rd April, Colin Young + Mega Open-Mike at the Moon and Zoom!

This Saturday 3rd April 2pm-4pm we have the wonderful poet Colin Young + our second Mega Open-mike for 2021 at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Colin Young is the poet-offspring of an orc and an elf.  The world is a labyrinth, and there’s a minotaur waiting around every corner.  He hopes that his poetry can entertain and connect with people.  He’s been published in Recoil 10, Ros Spencer Poetry Anthology 2019, Poetry d’Amour 2019, Grieve journal 2020, the book Becoming Known in 2020, and won First Prize in the Creatrix 2020 award.

Saturday 27th March, Recoil-12 zine Launch + open-mike! at the Moon and on Zoom

This Saturday 27th March 2pm-4pm we have the RECOIL TWELVE zine launch + regular open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

RECOIL TWELVE (R-12) is an anthology published by Mulla Mulla Press (Coral Carter) and it celebrates the previous year’s poetry at Perth Poetry Club. Each year, 10 to 12 poets are selected and one of their poems is published in a Recoil zine.

Readings at the launch by or poems from:

Nadia Rhook, SoulReserve, Lisa Collyer, Andrew Lansdown, Barbara Stapleton, Jenny de Garis, Glen Hunting (NT),

Saturday 20th March, David Ellis and Ben Riddle + open-mike! at the Moon Cafe and Zoom

This Saturday 20th March 2pm-4pm we have wonderful poets David Ellis and Ben Riddle + open-mike, at the Moon Café and via Zoom.

Originally from the UK, David Ellis arrived in Perth nearly 50 years ago.  He is best known as a chess player, having been West Australian champion three times as well as West of England champion.  He has written a weekly chess column for the West Australian for the past 25 years and has received the Australian Chess Federation's medal for outstanding work as a journalist.