This month Saturday September 17 at 2.30pm we have another fantastic line-up with Michelle Leber and Vicki Thornton our featured readers.
Vicki Thornton is a writer of fiction, non fiction and poetry, and lives in the Dandenong Ranges. She has four children’s readers (Thomson Nelson and Oxford University Press) and the Last Days of Summer (Ginninderra Press), her short story collection, was published in 2007. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of publications including Divan, Page Seventeen, Tamba, Poetrix and Polestar. She is proud to have a poem in the AP Dear Dad anthology, now in it’s 2nd edition.
Michelle Leber is a coastal poet living close to the beaches of Port Philip Bay, with a special interest in myth, birdlife, botany, habitat and art. She was born to Slovenian parents who had migrated to Australia, has been involved in the Melbourne poetry community for over 20 years and in recent years has performed her work locally and interstate. Her poetry has been published in newspapers, journals and anthologies, including in The Best Australian Poems series in 2009 and 2010; it has been showcased as electronic banner text at Federation Square and has travelled on trains (under the Moving Galleries project). Her poem about the artist Ellis Rowan was commended in the Rosemary Dobson Prize. In 2009, Michelle received a writing residency at the Varuna Writers’ House in the Blue Mountains of NSW, and in 2010 she became one of four poets published by the Australian Poetry Centre. There were over 200 attendees at the launch of her first poetry collection, The Weeping Grass.
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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