David Slade (pictured left) spent 40 years in the world of fire insurance. Having ‘dabbled’ in writing poetry for many years, early retirement provided the opportunity to join Slipstream Poets, a group based in Storrington, West Sussex and Silk Road Writers in Littlehampton. Visiting Australia, David has been a regular contributor to Perth Poetry Club
David has published two collections of Poetry, ‘Images on a Silver Screen’ in 2009 and ‘A Matter of Record’ in 2014, and numerous items in magazines.
Our feature this week is The Said Poets Society.
The Said Poets Society cares about telling good stories. The stories we’re told in the media, the stories we tell each other, and especially the stories we tell ourselves, shape the world we live in. The Said Poets team believe that to inspire positive action, we first have to inspire positive thinking by letting young people know the power they hold as storytellers. The Society runs performance poetry workshops in Perth high schools to equip young people to create change through the power of stories.
FAWWA and WA POETS INC present POETRY NIGHT with Alwyn Marriage.
Please join us on Wednesday 3 February for a night of poetry with visiting UK poet, Alwyn Marriage. Alwyn will be sharing some of her work, as well as her insights on the UK poetry publishing scene.
There will also be a showcase of local poets reciting their chosen works. Wine and cheese provided.
Two great feature poets, Caitlin Maling & Alex Chapman, for Saturday 30th January 2016.
Caitlin Maling (pictured right) is a WA poet currently living in Sydney. A first collection "Conversations I've never Had" was published last year through Fremantle Press. A second collection is forthcoming early 2017. Caitlin has been making waves on the east coast – the surf’s up when she’s visiting the west coast.
Two great feature poets, Alexis Dubus & David Pensabene, for Saturday 23rd January 2016.
Alexis Dubus (pictured left) is an international stand-up, character comic and poet, returning to Perth once again with a show about the history of swearing for Fringe World 2016. Alexis is Winner: Chortle Award 2015 - Best Sketch, Character, Improv and Winner: Fringe World Award - Best Comedy Show 2013. He is “Wry, thoughtful, with a lovely way with language” - The Independent (UK).
Perth Poetry Club starts back this Saturday 16th January 2016 with two fabulous features to start the new year.
Helchild aka Helen Child is a Perth born, satirical poet, comedian and visual artist who combines her warped talents to create performance monstrosities…that first hit the stage in 1995 and haven't stopped, despite many concerted efforts by some to make it stop. Helchild will not stop!! She appears in festivals, zines, TV and radio. Helchild has a CD available, a new zine and lots of appalling videos on YouTube.
Scott-Patrick Mitchell (S-PM) is local editor of “The Poets Without Limits” magazine, an LA-based magazine. Its mission is Uplift, Inspire, Inform.
S-PM is seeking Spoken Word, video poems, and any other interesting pieces to feature in the magazine… email S-PM on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Kevin Gillam and Danny Gunzburg perform music and poetry on Wednesday night 23rd December at the “Gas Light Club”, courtesy of Fly By Night Club, Victoria Hall, 179 High Street, Fremantle.
Fly By Night presents Freo’s newest Blues Club ‘for people with open minds’- The Gaslight Club!
Wednesday night…. 23rd December, see "Danny Gunzburg and Kevin Gillam" (guitar, harmonica, and cello doing a 45 min set). Doors open 730pm - Door charge $10 – BYO – Corkage fee $5, at Victoria Hall, 179 High Street, Fremantle.