Last week at the Women of Words Poetry Event 1 at the Press Bookhouse Cafe $240 was raised for the Hunter Women’s Centre. Books were donated by Ivy Ireland (reading above) Magdalena Ball and Beth Spencer and used as door prizes.
This Saturday, 12 November we have a wonderful lineup at Vinyl Cafe, Perkins Street, Newcastle 4-6pm. Hope you can make it! Here are the bios of the poets below:
Catherine Knight has been known to dabble in poetry and occasionally share some of that at Poetry at the Pub. Her poems have been described as ‘short’. She is too lazy to try to get her work published or enter competitions.
Rhiannon Pryor is still trying to work out what she wants to be when she grows up. She will continue to fake it until she makes it. She believes that dogs are the best people. Sometimes she gets drunk and paints. Sometimes she gets mad and writes poems.
Cecilia White is a visual artist and poet who has just completed her PhD at UNSW Art and Design. Her poetry has won the International Cricket Poetry Prize (2011) and received special mention by the Cancer Council Victoria Arts awards (2012, 2013). Her work has been performed internationally and has been published in Five Bells, Famous Reporter, Red Room Company, ETZ Journal and Newcastle Poetry at the Pub Anthologies. Her first chapbook was N THING IS SET IN ST NE (Picaro, 2012). Her next chapbook, with lino prints, is set for early 2017.
Meg Dunn is the offspring of a lighthouse keeper and a mermaid. She believes that poetry when fresh is unacceptable and colours outside the lines – therefore making it the ultimate artform. Even more than painting, it releases the truth in the most personal of ways. Anyone that gets up to speak its truth is ultimately brave and should be heard. Hopes that all who write in their bedroom though to those who have written an opus will be heard and venerated because they dared to accept this way to the truth.
Jill McKeowen is a poet and essayist, but not much of a publicist. Her poems are in Grieve 2015, Poetry & Place 2015, and the Poetry at the Pub anthologies for 2015 & 2016. She is a member of a Hunter Writers Centre poetry group that meets once a month. She works full- time at the University of Newcastle, where she teaches academic writing across many disciplines from 1st year to PhD level.
The proceeds from the $10 entry fee will go to help the Hunter Women’s Centre.