This Lost Shark is hitting the road for two weeks for my annual poetry tour of the southern states.
First stop this time around is Adelaide for the following dates:
Monday November 1 – Interview on Radio Adelaide
Tuesday November 2 – Feature poet at Friendly Street
Thursday November 4 – Haiku Workshop at Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Saturday November 6 – Poetry Masterclass at Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, 2:o0pm – 4:30pm
Then it’s off to Melbourne where I will be reading on the following dates:
Monday November 8 – Feature poet at Passionate Tongues (w/ Tiggy Johnson) – The Brunswick Hotel, 140 Sydney Rd Brunswick from 7:30pm
Saturday November 13 – Launching the fabulous journal, Page Seventeen at Burrinja Cafe, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey from 1pm.
Sunday November 14 – Feature poet at Westword, 42a Albert St Footscray (cnr of Raleigh St), from 4pm.
Look forward to keeping you posted while I am away…
It’s poetry season… having just experienced the delights of QPF 2009, I am now preparing to head west for the WA Spring Poetry Festival this weekend. The programme features WA poets Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Amber Fresh, Amanda Joy, Annamaria Weldon, Peter Bibby, Gary de Piazzi & Deanne Leber. I have never been to WA so I am really excited to head on over and check it all out. The programme is now available online.
Then the following weekend, I am heading south to Melbourne for the Overload Poetry Festival with Brisbane ‘Rock Pig’, Mr Sheish Money. Sheish & I will be debuting tracks from our new CD The Stillest Hour and the mighty Small Change Press will be launching Maurice McNamara’s debut collection, Half-Hour Country.
Then it is back home for a gig at Brisbane Writers Festival on Friday September 11 from 5:15pm – 6:15pm alongside Nathan Shepherdson & Julie Beveridge as part of a Small Change Press showcase.
And finally, I am off to Terrigal (NSW) for the 4th Pacific Rim Haiku Conference.
Indeed, if I was so inclined I could put these dates on a t-shirt and call it a tour. Five weekends of poetry across four states… who could ask for more!