Sunday, March 10, 2013

Launch of Women’s Work: a collection of contemporary women’s poetry

International Women’s Day, March 8th at the NSW State Library was certainly a resounding success with at least 30 poets attending and an audience of over a hundred and twenty for POETRY!
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby gave a thoughtful and inspiring talk about the collection, introducing the poets, many of them known to her through the poetry network.

What touched me most apart from hearing the actual timbre of the voices of the poets themselves as they read their work with feeling, was the fact for at least four of the poets, it was a first time publication – new discoveries!

Several poets came specially from interstate – South Australia, ACT & Tasmania – and we were glad to share the evening celebrated afterwards in the Macquarie Room with them and all the other enthusiastic supporters.

Excerpt from Elizabeth’s address will be posted so watch this space.
Pictures coming too!

1 comment:

  1. It was a delightful event! Thank you, Libby and Rachael, for all your hard work and your joy in the result. I am honoured to be part of this beautiful volume.