Saturday, 12th August, Bron Bateman + open-mike at The Moon Cafe!

Perth Poetry Club has wonderful poet Bron Bateman + open-mike this Saturday 12h August, 2pm-4pm, ONLY at The Moon Café.

Bron Bateman is a poet, academic and mother of nine. She is a researcher in Crip and Disability Studies at the University of Newcastle and her research interests include Crip and Disability Studies, Queer and Gender Theory, cultural studies, creative writing, Feminisms, and the body. Her first poetry collection, People from bones (with Kelly Pilgrim) was published by Ragged Raven Press (UK) in 2002. Her PhD, a collection of poetry and an exegesis, exploring female embodiment and experiences of motherhood, sexuality, mental health and volitional marking through tattooing, piercing and BDSM practices, was completed in 2012.

Her second collection, Of Memory and Furniture, which was Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry in 2021, was published by Fremantle Press in 2020.

Her third collection, Blue Wren, is a collection of love poems, that speaks of the roar inside the woman, these poems structured around a suite of Frida Kahlo paintings, was published by Fremantle Press in 2022.

Her work is also published in collections and journals such as Westerly and Southerly, across Australia, the UK and USA and been performed at conferences, festivals and readings, locally, nationally and internationally.

In 2004 Bron was awarded the Bobbie Cullen Memorial Prize for Creative Writing. In 2017 she received Columbia University’s Winter Poetry Prize, and in 2022 Bron was shortlisted for the Tom Collins Poetry Prize. She lives with her wife and youngest daughter in Perth, Western Australia.

Please join us to celebrate poetry

       this Saturday, 12th August 2023,  2pm to 4pm Perth Aus  WST (GMT+8hrs).

              Bron Bateman + open-mike...

              ONLY at The Moon Café, 323 William Street, Northbridge

There will be an independent open-mike only Zoom meeting from Brisbane by Elio at the same time as the Moon gig, at 2pm-4pm Perth time, no features, only open-mike.  Join Zoom Meeting:

Wherever you are, a great place/space to be on a Saturday afternoon 2pm-4pm WST.

In weeks to come, we have:

  12-Aug-23   Bron Bateman + open-mike

  19-Aug-23   Zan Ross + Jonathan Lewis + open-mike

  26-Aug-23   Obscure Sparrow + open-mike

    2-Sep-23   Ian Lilburne & Sam Ray + open-mike

    9-Sep-23   Jennifer Catalano + open-mike

  16-Sep-23   Perth Poetry Festival gig – all the Festival poets + limited open-mike (2minutes max for open-mikers) …

All with open-mike, not to be missed …