We had a terrific time last Saturday with just enough space to accommodate everyone. Catherine read from her poetry collection Marriage for Beginners in the first half and then some Rapunzel from her new collaborative work with Matt Ottley after the break. It was very well received.
Congratulations to Angelina Mirabito for her winning poem, ‘Alone together', which will be published in the coming issue of Page Seventeen. The judges certainly had their work cut out for them. (Speaking of the judges, check out Tiggy’s new poetry collection. You can order them from her blog.)
And to think while all this was going on it was raining in my house! When I got home from Stopping all Stations later that night my house was awash. The cistern in our upstairs toilet cracked and gushed out onto the floor, then kept trying to refill. It was a shocking thing to come home to. My legs were jelly. No lights either – trying to discover the extent of the damage with torches. About 60% of the house will now need renovating! The carpets have already gone and it is a very sad sight downstairs with cold concrete floors scattered with little tufts of red fibre remnants and dripping ceilings. All my clothes are scattered around friends’ houses, drying out. I’m sleeping at the local motel!
It’s a Stopping all Stations I won’t forget in a hurry!
Check back for details of next month’s gig with Earl Livings as feature.
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.
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