Come along to Good Brother Espresso Shop 4-6pm Sunday 27th November to hear some great poetry. Please note that this event is registered with White Ribbon. Please share and spread the word. Thank you for your support. Mauri Ora (In Sacred Breath).
Janette and Debbie.
Here is the lineup:
Georgina Woods is an activist and poet who was born and raised on Awabakal land, in Newcastle, where she still lives. She has a PhD in English literature from Newcastle University and works in conservation and advocacy against the expansion of the mining industry. Her poem “Water Song” was short-listed in this year’s Newcastle Poetry Prize.
Jean Kent has published five full-length collections of poetry. The most recent is The Hour of Silvered Mullet (Pitt Street Poetry, 2015). Her awards include the Anne Elder and Mary Gilmore prizes for her book Verandahs, and the Josephine Ulrick Prize, Somerset Prize and runner-up for the Newcastle Prize for individual poems. She has also received several fellowships from the Australia Council, including two Overseas Residencies in Paris. Paris in my Pocket, an illustrated chapbook of a selection of her Paris poems, was published by Pitt Street Poetry in 2016.
Kerri Shying: I am a writer, artist, and mother who belong to the Wiradjuri Jacobs family, and the Chinese Shying family (whose ancestor first came to this country in 1817 and left us behind to thrive). I have won awards for my poetry and prose and write daily on the Project 365 blog. I am nothing without my family and live peacefully in Newcastle with my dog Max and my garden. I live with a chronic illness which disables me – without community nothing comes.
Dael Allison is a writer and editor who is undertaking a Doctorate in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle. Her work is widely published and poems from her book Fairweather’s Raft featured as a soundscape on ABC radio’s Poetica.
Linda Ireland has had work published in several anthologies including ‘A Slow Combusting Hymn’, ‘Collecting Cobwebs’ and ‘All These Presences’. In 2016 she was invited to be a Community Teaching Assistant with Modpo, an international online course on modern American poetry developed through the University of Pennsylvania. A member of Blue Room Poets, Linda has helped establish poetry in the pub in Western Lake Macquarie. She received a Hunter Writer’s Centre award in the 2016 Grieve Competition.
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.
The proceeds of the $10 entry fee will go to the White Ribbon Organisation.