Wednesday, October 20, 2010


It was great to see so many people turn out to enjoy some good company, good food and of course some excellent poetry on such a cold and wet day. Tiggy read from her new collection, First taste, and then some of her new material after the break. Tiggy's poetry is always accessible and taps into what we can all relate to. And it's guaranteed to make you laugh somewhere along the way.

Some fantastic open readings, too. If you weren't there you missed hearing about bossy bus drivers and a wonderful poem about a giant.

Pics are a bit fuzzy. Sorry. A new camera is on the list.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tiggy Johnson

Come along on Saturday October 16 to hear Tiggy read from her new collection, First taste. It's the penultimate Stopping all Stations for the year so write something to read in the open section or dig out something from the archives.

Tiggy Johnson began telling tales as a youngster when she told her mum her brother had hit her. With maturity, she developed skills to make stuff up that doesn’t necessarily come true. Her science degree and past life as an insurance loss adjuster did little to prepare her for her current work as a stay-at-home mother, writer and editor of literary magazine Page Seventeen. Her short story collection Svetlana or Otherwise was released in 2008 and her poetry collection First taste in 2010. Tiggy lives in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges with her husband, Bryden, and their children, Hamish, Claudia and Dylan.


How lucky we were not only to have Jennifer Harrison and Myron Lysenko as featured readers, but to have the services of the most beautiful fairy butterfly to draw the lucky door prizes!