Thursday, May 20, 2010

Catherine Bateson

The June 19 event is going to be extra special. Not only do we have Catherine Bateson as feature, one  lucky open reader will have their poem published in Page Seventeen. Better start writing …
Catherine Bateson’s third collection of poetry, Marriage for Beginners, was published by John Leonard Press late last year. She is an award-winning writer for children and young adults. Currently she’s working on a collaborative music theatre piece with Western Australian based composer and picture book writer and illustrator, Matt Ottley. Catherine also teaches in the GippsTAFE Professional Writing and Editing course.


Skimbleshanks reports that apart from the batty MC and her menopausal memory malfunctions, all is well. And he particularly enjoyed the singing. In fact he found himself humming a little tune all the way back to the luggage van. He was particularly moved by Kristin’s poem about the string in the night-time. He thinks he’ll remember that one for some time to come. Quite a touching image – a mum and her young son joined up at the wrists with a piece of string to keep them connected.

Thanks to all the open readers, who helped make the afternoon so enjoyable.

Not as many pics this time as the photographer was a tad zealous with her flash. The good news is next month Helen will be back - with camera-toting Carl.

Stay tuned for news about the June event.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kristin Henry

Start dusting off your poems and stories or get writing. Stopping all Stations is on again on Saturday May 15 at the Station Street Cafe. Come along and hear

Kristin Henry 

who thinks the human condition is one big musical. Don't be surprised if she bursts into song!

Kristin is a Melbourne poet who loves connecting with a live audience. She has read and sung her poetry in many venues throughout Australia, the UK and her native America over the past 25 years. She has published two non-fiction books and four collections of poetry, one of which was shortlisted for the N.S.W. Premiers Award. Her poems have appeared in many journals in Australia and overseas. She is working on a new collection and a verse novel. Kristin currently teaches advanced poetry and short story writing as part of Holmesglen Institute's Professional Writing and Editing course.