Here's some snapshots from our June event with feature readers John Jenkins and Ray Liversidge. Thanks to all the open readers who helped make the afternoon so successful. Lovely to have my old school friend, (old as in long ago!) Ursula, visiting all the way from Mallorca. She's pictured trying very hard to pick her own ticket number for the lucky door prize. Which she did. And you can see she didn't cheat!
AND notice Ray and I wore matching boots for the occasion!
(Sorry, Alex, no photo of you this time as you had your eyes firmly shut.)
Time to put Saturday June 18 in your diary for the next Stopping all Stations event. Don't forget we are starting half an hour later this time in the hope that some of the cafe's regular lunchtime clientele will have finished their noisy noshing on (thanks MM).
See you at 2.30pm for John Jenkins and Ray Liversidge.
John Jenkins lives in Kangaroo Ground, at the edge of the Yarra Valley. He has written, co-written or edited 23 books. He has won the international James Joyce Foundation Suspended Sentence Award (2004) and the National Shoalhaven/Artsrush Prize for Poetry. His verse novel, A Break in the Weather was short-listed for the FAW Christina Stead Award. His most recent book, Growing Up with Mr Menzies was named in Australian Book Review as her poetry book of the year by Morag Fraser. John has co-edited anthologies of short fiction, The Outback Reader, and Soft Lounges and published a collection of his travel stories, Travelers’ Tales of Old Cuba.
Ray Liversidge has written two books of poetry, Obeying the Call and The Barrier Range. In 2010 his poems appeared in Triptych Poets: Issue One and his chapbook The Divorce Papers was also published. His verse novel The Barrier Range was adapted for stage and performed as Seeking Fabled Waters at the 2010 Melbourne Writers Festival. He was also a guest at the 2010 Tasmanian Poetry Festival. He is the winner of the 2010 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize. A new book of poems based on the lives of dead poets will be published either later this year or in early 2012. Ray has his own website at www.poetray.wordpress.com.
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 email@example.com
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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