Women of Words Event 3


Another chance to hear some great poetry and help the Hunter Women’s Centre!
The third event is again at Vinyl Cafe, our wonderful supporters, this Saturday 19th
4-6pm. Gracing the stage with pure feminine energy are the voices of Judy Johnson, Gillian Swain, Anne Walsh, Debbie Robson, Chris Mansell and Louise Berry.
Come along and bring a friend or three.

Judy Johnson is a prize winning poet who has published five collections with another forthcoming early in the new year.

Gillian Swain has performed in many settings from Newcastle Poetry At The Pub to Northern NSW venues, Woodford Folk Festival, The Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup (where she won some cash! She was pretty chuffed with that!), Newcastle University Howl events, The Brett Whitely Gallery, The Wharf Theatre in the National Poetry Slam, Newcastle Writers Festival, just to name a few.
You can find her work in various Poetry At The Pub Anthologies and in a collection of poems called “Sang Up”, published by Picaro Press.
Gillian now lives in East Maitland with her husband and their four children, where they run a successful Coffee Roasting business and an Espresso Bar.

Anne Walsh is a poet and a story writer whose work falls somewhere on the border of those two countries. Sometimes she’s a dual citizen and sometimes she has no country at all. Most of the time she is illegal everywhere. All the time she’s a local nowhere.

Debbie Robson began writing poetry after the birth of her daughter in the late 1980s. Since then she has had her poetry published in Australia, the UK and the US and performed in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Newcastle. She has recently returned to writing poetry after a long break.

Among Chris Mansell‘s latest publications are Verge, Stung, Stung More, Spine Lingo, and Schadenvale Road (Interactive). Seven Stations (a song cycle with music by Andrew Batt-Rawden) was released by Hospital Hill on CD in 2014. She won the Queensland Premier’s Award for Poetry, Amelia Chapbook Award (USA) and the Meanjin Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize and has been short-listed for the National Book Council Award and the NSW Premier’s Award. Her site is chrismansell.com.

Louise Berry is a member of Australian Poetry, Australian Society of Authors, Fellowship of Australian Writers, Hunter Writer’s Centre Poetry Group and formerly a member of Parakeet Poets. She is currently the Convenor of Blue Room Poets and Third Wednesday Poets. She has had her poems published in various anthologies including those from Central Coast Poets, People of the Valley, Wood Brick and Stone, Eucalypt, various Poetry at the pub anthologies, Women’s Work, Food for Thought, Grevillea and Wonga Vine, We are Australians, the first Blue Room Poets’ anthology, Third Wednesday Poets’ Anthology, A Slow Combusting Hymn and Home is the Hunter. She is currently putting together a Third Wednesday Poets’ anthology, Girt by Words, with an expected publication date later in 2016. She is long listed for the Adrian Abbot prize 2016.

The proceeds of the $10 entry fee will go to the Hunter Women’s Centre.

About Debbie Robson

Author, booklover, bookcrosser and firm believer in synchronicity. There is no such thing as coincidence! I am currently working on a trilogy set in Sydney and Paris during the 1920s, along with poems, flash and short stories.
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