What a line-up and feast of words we had! Glenys Osborne talked about winning the Barbara Jefferis Award (worth $35,000!) and read from her winning novel, Come Inside. Our feature readers, Alex Skovron and Claire Gaskin had everyone leaning forward in their seats - and not because of the noisy coffee machine behind! Our open readers - including two first-timers! - added a richness and diversity to a thoroughly entertaining afternoon. And to top it all off my 86-year-old Dad turned up under his own steam to give me a surprise. Which he did! Lovely.
G.L. Osborne, winner of the 2011 Barbara Jefferis Award, will be making a guest appearance alongside Claire Gaskin and Alex Skovron at Stopping all Stations this Saturday, April 16. She will be reading from her prize-winning novel Come Inside.
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
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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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