Another wonderful afternoon of spoken word at Café Emjay. Heartfelt thanks to Alex for his stunning poetry, all our open readers, Jules for handling bookings and Mary who worked so hard to prepare the delicious afternoon tea. Thanks, too, to the rest of the café staff, Rhonda, as welcomer, and Samuel, for the sound and these pics.
Stay tuned -- we're aiming for another event in early 2014.
Our event at Café Emjay was so successful we’re doing it
again. So get your calendar out and put a big red circle around SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 16, 3pm – 6pm. Alex Skovron will be our feature reader, and as always,
there’ll be plenty of open reading spots.
Because of the popularity of the event BOOKINGS ARE
ESSENTIAL. So get in quick if you missed out last time.
Closer to the event, if you’ve booked, the café will contact
you with the opportunity to pre-order afternoon tea and drinks, which will be
served on arrival to minimise noise during the readings.
Admission is $5 and there are always plenty of lucky door
Looking forward to seeing you there.
3.00pm - 6.00pm
1/46 Railway Ave
East Ringwood 3135
(Directly across the road from the East Ringwood railway station)
WRITE THAT DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR BEFORE YOU FORGET!
Alex Skovron is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Autographs, as well as a prose novella, The Poet. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in Australia
and overseas. The many public readings he has given have included appearances
in China, Serbia, India, Ireland, and on Norfolk Island. A selection of his
poetry translated into French is published by PEN under the title The Attic. His New & Selected Poems is due from Puncher & Wattmann next
year. A volume of short stories is also in preparation. Alex lives in Melbourne
and works as a freelance book editor.
Thanks to everyone who came along to our inaugural event at Café Emjay and made the afternoon so awesome. Kristin had everyone spellbound and our open readers were wonderful. Thanks to everybody at Café Emjay for looking after us so well. You all rock! And thanks Dan Kerr for these fantastic photos.
STOPPING ALL STATIONS features an eclectic mix of readers, presenting an edgy slant on the spoken word.
Limited open section (read your poems, short story and novel extracts, short short and super shorts, blog posts, shopping lists – if they’re scintillatingly scandalous…)
Lucky door prizes
Carole Poustie & Helen Boettcher
Contact: 0408 741 316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carole is a prize-winning poet, has work published in a number of literary anthologies and her children’s novel, Dog Gone, was launched at the 2010 Melbourne Writers Festival. Carole reviews for Magpies magazine, teaches creative writing, works as a freelance editor, writes creative nonfiction and is currently completing her Masters in Writing and Literature and the sequel to Dog Gone.
In another life Carole was a singer/song-writer and music teacher, before she was lured into the inexorable clutches of the spoken word.
Helen has had her poetry published in MPU's Poam, in Page Seventeen issue 2, Hidden Agenda and the anthology In this room with the walls down. She has also had short stories published in Hidden Agenda and online on the 1001 nights project, and, to her amazement, has appeared on Red Lobster (Channel 31) four times. She has read as a feature poet at The Dan Poetry Sessions, Westword, Montsalvat Poetry Festival, The Muse Bar, Ecopoets Poetry and La Mama.
In 2005 her play Time was performed at the Dancehouse Theatre in North Carlton, and in late 2006 she launched her first poetry cd, produced by musician Julian Langan-Fox. More recently, her poetry was included in poem, home An Anthology of Ars Poetica.
THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
Thanks to Jason and Justin Turner for designing the logo and doing the flyers!