Poetry workshop with Jackson: Writing and Editing, Sun 10 April
This Saturday is Woman Scream 2016, the Sixth Woman Scream International Poetry Festival in association with WA Poets Inc and the Women Poets International Movement. Your MCs for the afternoon will be Christine Della Vedova and Tineke Van der Eecken.
The format is Open Mike – all welcome
This year’s message is against ancient practices and laws of abuse against women, such as rape, Genital Mutilation, stoning, acid attacks on women and girls.
This Saturday sees our Recoil-7 zine launch. Some of the favourite features from last year's Perth Poetry Club have contributed poems to this zine.
Come on Saturday to see and hear poets and poems from
Allan Padgett, Craig Rogers, Danny Gunzburg, Gabrielle Everall, indigo eli, Karen Murphy, Mandy Tu, Matt Norman, Meryl Manoy, Peter Jeffery OAM, Robin Daglish, and Shey Marque.
Saturday 20th of February, meet Daniel Oxenburgh.
Daniel Oxenburgh (also known as Snoop Bilby) is a multi-talented WA poet.
His poetry has been illustrated by Alexander Hayes and published as a book “Quicksilver” with an exhibition at Gomboc Gallery in 2002. He has written poetry to accompany two photography exhibitions by Angus Skene “Formations Creatures Land and Sea” in 2010 and “Kimberley Expressions” in 2011. You can also read his poetry in The Australian Writers’ Journal 1993,1994 and Uneven Floor 2014.
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.