Monday, November 22, 2010


Having Lisa Dempster read from her book Neon Pilgrim was a great way to finish up the year for Stopping all Stations. Loads of fun and, as always, a great vibe. Thanks to all the open readers and especially to Shari Kocher-Campbell, who read out her winning poem from the 2010 Page Seventeen Poetry Competition, 'Dreaming in Auslan: a Study in Yellow and Grey'.

And thanks to our sponsors, and Tiggy donating a copy of the latest Page Seventeen and Lorraine McGuigan some back issues of Poetry Monash, everyone went home with a door prize!

We're taking a well-earned break until next year when we kick off again in March with Sandy Jeffs, author of Flying with Paper Wings.

All the best to everyone for the festive season. See you in 2011.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lisa Dempster

Lisa Dempster, our feature reader for  Stopping all Stations this month, is the author of Neon Pilgrim and editor of The Australian Veg Food Guide. She is also the Director of the Emerging Writers' Festival. 

Lisa assures me she is NOT a poet, but if you check out her website you'll see she's had quite a year and will have plenty to talk about.

Looking forward to seeing you at the LAST Stopping all Stations event for the year. (We'll be starting up again in March 2011.)