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Another Lost Shark Swims North…

I have a couple of trips north over the next two weekends.

This weekend I will join four local Bribie Island poets – Peter Maxwell, Di Turner, Ruth Ingliss and Lynne Hooper  – for a reading at The Bribie Island Seaside Museum (1 South Esplanade, Bongaree, Bribie Island). Readings will start at 11am, followed by drinks on the deck. It is an amazing little spot, so if you like your poetry by the sea, this one is for you!

Date: Saturday September 10
Time: 11am – 1pm
Place: Bribie Island Seaside Museum, 1 South Esplanade, Bongaree
Entry: Free

Then the following weekend, I head further north to Hervey Bay to run a poetry workshop at the Urangan Community Centre from 10am – 2pm. The workshop will address a variety of techniques to help you write, fine tune and deliver a poem that really sings. The workshop is priced at $15/$10 so to book your place, email Lynn Harris at harlynn@iprimus.com.au or call (07) 4124 5531.

Then, later that night (6:15pm for a 7pm start), Sheish Money & I will host Hervey Bay’s first ever Slam, kicking off the night with a feature set before 20 poets let their poems do the talking on stage. Entry is $15/$10 and includes  a night of wild words, nibbles, a glass of wine and a post Slam supper.

For more details visit: www.herveybayartscouncil.com.au/joomla/events/workshops.html

Will be good to dive into some new waters!

But first, tonight I have the immense pleasure of seeing Simone Felice as part of Brisbane Writers Festival. Very excited!

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Bush Slam

If (like me) you didn’t catch the first episode last week, make sure you check out tonight’s Bush Slam, hosted by H.G. Nelson on ABC TV. Tonight’s episode features Geoff Goodfellow and James Blundell heading off to the fishing town of Stanley in Tasmania’s north-west, where they will have three days to take in the town and write a poem, before reading it in front of a live audience at one of the local pubs.

I am personally really looking forward to seeing what Geoff Goodfellow comes up with, as his reading of his longer poem, The Seventh Doctor, was my highlight from QPF 2009 and rates as one of the best readings I have ever witnessed. Geoff also recently appeared on ABC TV’s Stateline reading from the series of poems Waltzing with Jack Dancer and talking about his battle with cancer. You can also check out some of Geoff’s work on his own site.

Coming up in future episodes of Bush Slam are poets Sam Wagan Watson, Kate Fagan, Emily Ballou, Alison Croggon, Morganics, Melinda Schneider and John Kinsella.

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