This Saturday 5th October we have Cyndy Moody + Jillian Moody featuring at Perth Poetry Club + regular open-mike.
Cyndy Moody loves poetry because it has no rules! wudjuk / balladong is her tribe. She has been MCing in few poetry events and during NAIDOC, she's performed here at the Moon last year. Cyndy has 3 poems published; 2 in 'Banksia is lit' and 1 in the Westerly. She plays bass with her sisters in a band called 'Redbank River Band' and they do several gigs here and there around Perth.
This Saturday 28th September we have “In this body are gardens…” women’s writing circle at Perth Poetry Club + open-mike.
"in this body are gardens" is a weekly women's writing circle that has gathered around Jaya Penelope's kitchen table for four years.
Participants have ranged in age from 19 to 79.
Chai; laughter and sometimes tears are as essential a part of proceedings as poetry.
Noted poet, Jaya Penelope is convenor of the group.
This Saturday 21th September we have our third Mega Open-Mike event for the year.
Perth Poetry Club holds Mega Open-Mikes quarterly as an opportunity for every open-miker to be a feature with 5 minutes (maximum) of performance time.
Best to prepare your performance. Try something different, experimental. Edit and refresh your poems. Hone your performance skills.
Past events have been memorable for the quality of the poetry and performances.
This Saturday 14th September we have the wonderful poet Mike Williams and open-mike at Perth Poetry Club.
Mike Williams writes poetry and fiction. His two novels, Old Jazz and The Music of Dunes were published by Fremantle Press and he has poetry and short fiction published in various literary journals, including the First Australian Haiku Anthology.
This Saturday 7th September we have wonderful local poets, Lucy Czerwiec, Lucy Dougan, Kevin Gillam, Fran Graham, Mardi May, Carol Millner, Emily J Smith, Rashida Murphy, Zan Ross and Julie Watts reading their poems from The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss, at Perth Poetry Club. We have usual open-mike as well.
This Saturday 24th August we have the wonderful poet Jackson, launch of her latest book The emptied bridge, plus Chinese Poetry readings: Glen Phillips, Prof Yu Jinhong, Tara Zhang + Kathleen Xiang and open-mike at Perth Poetry Club.
Jackson was born in Cumbria, England. She has written poetry since childhood. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, notably the Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry. In 2009 she instigated Perth Poetry Club.