Saturday 27th April, Louise Helfgott + open-mike, at The Moon & on Zoom!

Perth Poetry Club has wonderful poet and writer Louise Helfgott plus open-mike

this Saturday 27th April, 2pm-4pm, at The Moon Café and on Zoom.

Louise Helfgott is an award-winning writer with a PhD in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan University. She has had an extensive body of work published and plays produced. Her book, Thistledown Seed, which was published by Brandl and Schlesinger in 2022, was shortlisted in the WA Premier’s Book Awards for Book of the Year, 2023, and shortlisted in the Dorothy Hewett Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2018.

Recent achievements include Light in her Eye which won the Todhunter Literary Award in 2014 and performed at the Perth Fringe Festival in 2018. Her play Potchnagoola, based on the mentoring relationship between the West Australian writer, Katharine Susannah Prichard and her concert pianist brother, David Helfgott, was commissioned and performed for the fiftieth anniversary commemoration of Prichard’s death in 2019. Frames, written as part of her PhD in Creative Writing, was short-listed in the national Playwriting Australia competition and produced by Class Act Theatre for a three-week season at the Subiaco Arts Centre in 2014. She won the Magdalena Prize for Feminist Research. Other credits include The Bridge (Mandurah Little Theatre, 2006) which was a finalist in New Musicals Australia in 2011 and A Closer Sky (Mandurah Little Theatre, 2004) which was nominated for an AWGIE award in 2005.

Her poetry anthology Can You Hold the Sun? was published by FreeXpresSion (2004). Louise is a member of FAWWA and is on the Australian Writers Guild Committee for WA. She also works part-time as a counsellor and as a music teacher and has been the co-coordinator of the Koolbardies Talking group which is a meeting place for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women.

Join us to celebrate poetry at The Moon from the back room, and on Zoom.

Saturday, 27th April 2024, 2pm to 4pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

Louise Helfgott + open-mike,

at The Moon Café, 323 William Street, Northbridge, and on Zoom

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A great space to be on a Saturday afternoon at The Moon and on Zoom.

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