Category Archives: Bringing people together

Women of Words poetry events

  The Women of Words will be a series of events held throughout November in order to raise funds for The Hunter Women’s Centre and White Ribbon Foundation. There are four events that will accompany the opening with female poets … Continue reading

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Bardic Bonanza

There’s a new group in town. It’s excitable, drinks a lot of coffee and reckons 400 years counts as ‘recent’. It’s the Newcastle Shakespeare Society. Each month a play is put in the spotlight. Members come armed with their favourite … Continue reading

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Submissions still open for Eat, Stray’d, Love – Women of Words

Callout for submissions!!!….This ones for the ladies. Papatuanuku Press is calling for submissions from female poets for its latest project: Eat, Stray’d, Love – Women of Words. Women of Words will be a chapbook exploring the subject of ‘Domestic/Family Violence’. … Continue reading

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Collecting Cobwebs: The Blue Series

My dear friend Janette Hoppe launched Collecting Cobwebs: The Blue Series on World Mental Health Day 10 October 1015. The collection is a collaboration among Australian and New Zealand poets dedicated to raise funds for Beyond Blue and raise awareness about … Continue reading

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The Fugue State and the work of Ruth Skilbeck

I first met Ruth Skilbeck when Ruth, Paula Morrow and myself were invited to read at our Booklovers group which often meets at Cooks Hill Books. I have written about Paula’s book Darwin’s Dilemma in an earlier post here. I … Continue reading

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Wrap up of Poetry at the Press Book House

What a wonderful afternoon we had at the The Press Book House last Saturday 15th August. Thirteen very diverse, fascinating and engaging poets entertained us. Unfortunately Ivy Ireland was unable to attend due to ill health. Here’s part of my introduction: … Continue reading

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Sharing is caring

Enough to make sure a blog post you have enjoyed reaches a wider audience. It’s obvious isn’t it? But why is it some many blogs don’t have share buttons or at least the common media share buttons we mostly use … Continue reading

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