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.
In 2014 my poem “The Lift” was selected to be shown on the big screen outside Perth International Centre for Arts for the Festival of Perth and my haiku line was selected and displayed on the neon UWA road sign on Hackett Drive. My work is about place, experience, memory and capturing the moment.
In 2020 my first book of poetry ‘Last Night I Dreamed” was published by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd, consisting of 70 poems along with images taken by myself.
Elsa Fuentes-Hare BIO:
I am a marine biology student at UWA who is passionate about climate action and the environment, and I spend a sizeable portion of my time at the beach, swimming, snorkelling, diving, or simply lounging around with the dog. I grew up in Berlin, Germany, but the natural world has always had a big grip on my imagination, and has played a big role in my own emotional landscape. Last summer, I became enchanted with the poetic power of the sea, and started using sea creatures as characters in my poems.
By being part of the UWA Students 4 Environmental Action, I wish to lessen the grip of the LNG industry on my university, driven by the urgency of climate change and action in all sectors. However, through writing, I get to express the reasons I am acting and studying in the first place.
Please join us to celebrate poetry this Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm.
The venue is Moon Café, 323 William St, Northbridge and on ZOOM.
Gig details are: Perth Poetry Club is inviting you to a scheduled Hybrid Live and Zoom meeting from Moon Cafe.
this Saturday, 15th May 2:00pm to 4:00pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).
Joanna Wakefield (UK) + Elsa Fuentes-Hare + open-mike from the Moon Café.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/942971412
You will have to wait for Zoom to do its thing. You will need to be let into the meeting from the Waiting Room. Please be patient. It may not work straight away. Try again. If that fails email Elio on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Moon Café is open from 12noon each day (except Tuesday). It also runs as a take away food / delivery and pick-up venue . Online bookings via their website, Facebook and Instagram. Also try calling 9328 7474.
The next few weeks we have the following features:
15-May-21 Joanna Wakefield (UK) + Elsa Fuentes-Hare + open-mike
22-May-21 JC The Boundary Rider (Steve Fulcher) + Jade Lacey + open-mike
29-May-21 Nathalie Sallegren (Finland) + Eddie O’Meara + open-mike
5-Jun-21 Ruari Jack Hughes + Bronwyn Mory + open-mike
12-Jun-21 Carol Millner + TBA + open-mike
19-Jun-21 Su Yun Van (Singapore) + Ananda Barton + open-mike …
All with open-mike, not to be missed …
ALSO EVERYONE WELCOME TO THE LAUNCH of LUMBERING TOWARDS INFINITY by Allan Padgett
*Book launch by Jessica Strutt* at MOUNT LAWLEY BOWLING CLUB Cnr Storthes St & Rookwood St
Sunday 16 May 2021 from 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm