Category Archives: Gathering books to sell

Women of Words Wrap-up

What a great success these events have been and I’d like to personally thank Janette Hoppe for creating the Women of Words project and organising the poetry readings. The last event was at Good Brother Espresso Shop and $210 was … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Women of Words Event 2

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 … 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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An afternoon of poetry at the Press Book House

Starving in a Garret and Papatuanuku Press is hosting an afternoon of poetry at the Press Book House Hunter Street, Newcastle on Saturday 15th August, 3.30 for 4pm start till 6pm. This is an open reading with each poet having … Continue reading

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Paula Morrow on Goodreads

I recently had the good fortune to meet Paula Morrow the author of Darwin’s Dilemma: the damage done and the battle for the forests. “This novel is based on two true stories: A fictional group investigate the truth behind a … Continue reading

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Newcastle Writer’s Festival & The Press Book House

I’m so happy that the home of Starving in a Garrett was the host venue for two events for the festival. The first was on Friday evening as a lead up to the festival proper – the double launch of … Continue reading

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Starving in a Garret has a new home!

Thank God! It is lovely to have such a friendly place with good coffee where I can relax and write and do my Starving in a Garret sessions. The Press Book House is the perfect place to catch up with friends, browse … Continue reading

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A new session on Saturday and a new location!

I’m back after a short break (and a holiday in New Zealand) with another session of Starving in a Garret. I will be at The Press Book House https://www.facebook.com/thepressbookhouse this Saturday 30th November between 10am and approximately 11.30. I’ll have … Continue reading

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Churchkey Espresso

Only a few weeks ago I met Catherine a like minded soul who has opened a new cafe at 488 Hunter Street, Newcastle – knowledge, beans and machines. The perfect place to have a session of Starving in a Garret. … Continue reading

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