Category Archives: Sanctuary for writers and historians

A community of writers

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to meet Angela Walton when she dropped in to one of my Starving in a Garret community meetings. They are informal gatherings usually on a Saturday at a local cafe. I post on … 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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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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A change of venue and day!

As I’m wandering around a cemetery on Saturday (yes, I know history buffs are strange people) I thought I would hold Starving in a Garret on Sunday, 4th August and for a change at the excellent Agosti’s Cafe on Darby … Continue reading

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Three new poetry books for sale!

Yes, three new books! I had a wonderful time at Poetry at the Pub Monday night. It was the launch of the book Notes for the Translators, the work of 142 Australian and New Zealand poets, and a lot of excellent poetry … Continue reading

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My aims and what I’m working towards!

Hello everybody! Just doing a quick post to outline my aims for the Starving in a Garret workspace and sanctuary. They are baby steps at the moment until I round up more volunteers but here they are: 1. to eventually … Continue reading

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We are open for business!

Tomorrow is the first session of Starving in a Garret. I will be at 63 Stewart Avenue, Hamilton from 10am to 1pm and I have books to sell! Three but it is a start. Meg Dunn has kindly given me … Continue reading

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Five is the magic number!

This evening I will be making my first pitch for volunteers. It will be at Poetry in the Pub (hopefully) for poets to drop in their chapbooks to the co-operative. After much deliberation I’ve decided five is the magic number. … Continue reading

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A Beginning

This is the very first post for Starving in A Garret. This project is only in planning stages and needs a location for a workspace and sanctuary but excitingly there are a number of options open. Hoping to speak to … Continue reading

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