Whats On

Saturday 25th January, Ann Gilchrist + Robert Burns + open-mike!

This Saturday 25th January we have the wonderful poets Ann Gilchrist + Robert Burns to entertain us.

Ann Gilchrist spent her childhood on the banks of the Firth of Forth in Fife, Scotland.  She came to WA when she was 24.  She won her first award for poetry in primary school and has been waiting for another ever since.  Ann loves to capture visual images of moments, memories and landscapes in poetry.  She views her poems as canvases that don't need wall space.  Creativity is an important part of her life - it helps to keep her relatively sane.

Saturday 18th January, Lisa Collyer + Draz!

This Saturday 18th January we have the wonderful poets Lisa Collyer + Draz to entertain us.

Lisa Collyer is a poet, storyteller and English teacher.  Her poetry is not nice - it aims to disorient and challenge expectations of female experience and Australian identity.  Her work is imbued with the ‘body’ exploring how women’s physical experiences shape a life.  She reads regularly at Perth Poetry Club and has been a repeat feature as a guest storyteller at Barefaced Stories.

Saturday 11th January, Emily Sun + Nadia Rhook!

Welcome back to poetry at Perth Poetry Club.

This Saturday 11th January is our first gig for 2020 and we have the wonderful poets Emily Sun + Nadia Rhook to start the year.

Emily Sun is a writer based in Whadjuk Noongar boodja (Perth, WA). As an educator, researcher, and writer, Emily’s creative works have been published in various journals and anthologies including Cordite Poetry Review, Mascara Literary Review, Westerly, Australian Poetry Journal and Alice Pung’s Growing up Asian in Australia.

Thank you for 2019!

Perth Poetry Club sends a thank-you to everyone who has supported the Club in 2019.

We have a four week break, and then start-back in 2020 via

     5-Jan-20 Sunday lunch, 1145am for 1200noon at Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant, 191 James St, Northbridge

      RSVP by 4-Jan to perthpoetryclub@gmail.com or txt/call Elio on 0417 345 863

Poetry start-back proper on Saturday

   11-Jan-20   Emily Sun + Nadia Rhook + open-mike

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.