Saturday 19th November, Brushstrokes III launch and open-mike, at The Moon & Zoom!

This Saturday 19th November we have the Brushstrokes III, Ros Spencer Poetry Contest Anthology 2022 launch + open-mike at the Moon and on Zoom.

Launch speech by Leonard James, reply by Geoff Spencer, launch MC-ing by Gary De Piazzi, readings by Gayelene Carbis, David Terelinck, Shey Marque, Rhian Healy, SoulReserve, plus open-mike.

Brushstrokes III is an anthology of selected poems from entrants in the 2022 Ros Spencer poetry contest.  The Ros Spencer poetry contest from WA Poets Inc. is proudly supported by Geoff Spencer and family in recognition of the courage, character and commitment of Ros Spencer, for original and unpublished poems of up to 60 lines with an open theme.

Gayelene Carbis is an award-winning writer of poetry, prose and plays.  Her first poetry book, Anecdotal Evidence, was awarded Finalist, International Book Awards, 2019 (U.S.).  Her recent work includes publication of her second book, I Have Decided to Remain Vertical (Puncher and Wattmann), and completing her first collection of stories.

David Terelinck is nefarious for holding words hostage on a page until they agree to become a poem. On rare occasions, a ransom is paid in prize money.

Shey Marque’s poetry appears in literary journals including Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite, Meanjin, Westerly, Southerly and Overland, and has been recognised in many competitions, winning QPF Emerging Poet and the Blue Nib Chapbook Prize.  Her collection 'Keeper of the Ritual' (UWAP, 2019) was shortlisted for The Noel Rowe Poetry Award.

Rhian Healy lives and works in Perth.  He likes hamburgers.

SoulReserve is an emerging Western Australian poet of Indian descent.  She is Centre for Stories' fellow and recipient of the 2021 Pocketry Prize for Unpublished Poets.  Her works appear in—Social Alternatives, Portside Review, Burrow Journal, Saltbush Review and more.  She is the current Poet-in-Residence at The Wetlands Centre Cockburn.

A great place to be this Saturday afternoon 2pm-4pm.

The venue is The Moon Café, 323 William St, Northbridge and on ZOOM.

Gig details are:

Perth Poetry Club and WA Poets are inviting you to a scheduled Hybrid Live and Zoom meeting from The Moon Cafe.

this Saturday, 19th November 2022   2:00pm to 4:00pm  Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

Launch of Brushstrokes III, with Leonard James, Geoff Spencer, Gary De Piazzi, Gayelene Carbis, David Terelinck, Shey Marque, Rhian Healy, SoulReserve + open-mike

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The next few weeks we have the following features:

  19-Nov-22  Launch of Brushstrokes III, with Leonard James, Geoff Spencer, Gary De Piazzi, Gayelene Carbis,

                           David Terelinck, Shey Marque, Rhian Healy, SoulReserve (Joint PPC / WA Poets) + open-mike

  26-Nov-22  Federico Favali (Italy), Annette Mullumby + open-mike

    3-Dec-22  Mardi May Book Launch, Paintbox, with Rita Tognini + open-mike

  10-Dec-22  Mega Open-mike event, everyone is a feature (5 minutes max. each). Last gig of the year. Pizza and drinks afterwards. …

All with open-mike, not to be missed …