Saturday 5th February, Samantha Melia + Karine Suares + open-mike!

Perth Poetry Club this Saturday 5th February has wonderful poets Samantha Melia + Karine Suares + open-mike at the Moon Cafe. 

Samantha Melia, originally from Dublin, Ireland studied psychology at the University of Ulster.  After graduation, she went traveling and settled in the Bronx, NYC for ten years.  She relocated to Perth, Western Australia, where she currently lives with her Irish husband and two daughters Realtin and Regan Molly.

Samantha has always had a deep passion and love for the written word, especially poetry. She has recently completed her first collection of poetry Love and Loss which is available today.  She writes about her travels, childhood, birth, death, self-discovery and experiences that shape the conscious and subconscious mind.  She also produces her poetry with images on canvas.  Samantha was a feature poet in the Perth Poetry Festival 2019, she works with WAPI, she is the coordinator of the 2022 Perth Poetry Festival, and is currently working on her Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling from ECU. 

Karine Suares writes poetry and fiction both in English and French.  She was born in Normandy from a Madagascan mother and a French father. 

Poetry was an important component of her school years, during which she began developing an addictive pleasure for words and paper.  She has vivid memories of her mother proudly hanging on the wall one of the first poems she wrote in year 3.

Suares earned a Law degree and a Master of Communication & Publicity in France, as well as an MBA from Edith Cowan University, Perth.  She has held various community-oriented roles in the private and public sectors, in Boorloo (Perth) where she resides with her little family.  When not in the office or running after her sons, Karine devotes her time to reading and her writing projects.  She draws her inspiration from the cultural, social and literary diversity in which she has always been immersed.

Please join us to celebrate poetry this Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm.

The venue is Moon Café, 323 William St, Northbridge

Gig details are: 

Perth Poetry Club is inviting you to a scheduled live gig from Moon Cafe.

this Saturday, 5th February 2022

2:00pm to 4:00pm   Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

Samantha Melia + Karine Suares + open-mike at the Moon Café. 

As from Monday Jan 31, the Moon Café will be checking double vax status.  Poetry attendees and organizers will need to show their cert from February.


We will also run an unorganised Zoom meeting, independent of the Moon Café gig to keep the Zoom time slot open.  The Zoom meeting will be open-mike only.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 842 5403 7443               No password needed.


The next few weeks we have the following features:


Samantha Melia + Karine Suares + open-mike


Daphne Milne + open-mike


Tim Parkin + open-mike


Sally Newman +open-mike

… All with open-mike, not to be missed …