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.
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.)
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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