Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Launch of Ace Press Books

Wednesday night, May 25th at the Lane Cove Library, I launched two new books, published by Ace Books.  The event drew 60 of more members of the library to the event. Benjamin Rome Clarke (aged, 15) wrote A Definition of Magic an action packed fantasy written by a very new talent on the scene and Stuart Jackel (of indeterminate years!) wrote a gripping World War II story, told told through the eyes of a young man, Albert's Wars. Congratulations to all involved!

On another note, watch this space for news of a new writers' co-operative, entitled mysteriously, The Royalties.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poems on Pillows at The Sydney Writers' Festival

What a writers' week and what a poetic conclusion to read my poem, Pillow Talk at a special poetry session organised by Leah Greengarten (NSW Director of Australian Poetry Ltd).  I was also interviewed by SBS Arts about - Why Poetry? You'll see snippets of this interview on SBS in the next few weeks.

Power Poetry at the Powerhouse

This week I'm talking poetry to about 70 teachers and librarians at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre and getting "down and dirty"with about 30 of them in my workshop aimed at active poetry for students - so poetry and dancing, poetry and music etc etc. This does not mean we don't do some thoughtful writing at the end of the lesson. More on this later.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Psst! Some Great Poetry & E-Book News!

Pier Poetry is off and running. Last Sunday, Mother's Day, Australian Poetry Ltd had their inaugural poetry reading at the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs on Hickson Road in Sydney's arts precinct. Pier Poetry is a series of innovative poetry events/readings/launches and is scheduled for every second Sunday of the month. Check out some of the pictures, here. 

Also, that intrepid Roberta Lowing had a poetry reading in the pub for Joanne Burns and an Open Mike section at Harold Park Pub. 

Some e-book news! I'm pleased to announce, my book of short ghost stories, Ghostly Ghastly (Pax Press, 2011) is now live on Amazon.com - ready for your Kindle or Ipad. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Women’s Work – It’s All About Poetry

Like writing poetry? Here's an open invitation to  be a part of a poetry anthology, Women's Work, focusing on the many aspects of daily work from home to office and beyond and planned to represent a wide range of cultural groups. So if you have any thoughts about women's work, pen your poem and get it to me as soon as you can. This anthology is planned to be published in early 2012. See conditions below. 

Please email your own work in the body of the email to womenspoetry@gmail.com with the subject like ‘Women’s Work’. Please do NOT send attachments. 

Terms and Conditions
1. Entries must be a single poem of no more than 30 lines.
2.  Previously published or prize-winning works will be accepted. 
3. Multiple entries are permitted  (no more than two)
4. The closing date for entries is 1st of October 2011. Late entries will not be considered.
6. Entrants must reside in Australia or be Australian citizens.
7. The Editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
8. Successful entries will be announced on the 7th of December 2011. 
9. Your personal information will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. It will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. 

10. Publication planned date for 2012

11. Payment on acceptance.