Saturday 29th of July, Annamaria Weldon and Ann Gilchrist!

Our feature poets are Annamaria Weldon & Ann Gilchrist, this Saturday 29th July 2017 at Perth Poetry Club. 

Annamaria Weldon has this to say about her gig,

“Stone was my muse on the Mediterranean islands: weathered farmhouses with external stairways, archways, central courtyards and carved balconies; drystone walls; the hard bedrock worn to ripples and swirls where water flowed from natural springs; strange markings on ancient ashlar blocks, strewn by the wayside like rubble. Everywhere, I saw silent narratives of the extraordinary workers of limestone who raised pre-historic temples, bastions, citadels and churches on Malta and Gozo. As writer in residence at a remote hamlet, with no tv or car, I became conscious of a continuum between past and present, a context for my poems about the Neolithic.” 

Ann Gilchrist spent her childhood on the banks of the Firth of Forth in Fife, Scotland.  She came to WA when she was 24.  She won her first award for poetry in primary school and has been waiting for another ever since.  

Ann has, in her younger years, been a postal worker, check out chick, butcher's shop assistant, nautical student (still speaks rusty Morse) and a police officer. She is currently a dental nurse.

Ann loves to capture visual images of moments, memories and landscapes in poetry. She views her poems as canvases that don't need wall space.  Creativity is an important part of her life - it helps to keep her relatively sane.

Please join us for an interesting poetry afternoon at The Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge this Saturday 2pm-4pm to hear Annamaria Weldon & Ann Gilchrist.  Open-mike as always.

The next few weeks, we have the following features + open mike:


Annamaria Weldon + Ann Gilchrist


Launch of “Penelope’s Dreams” - Tineke Van Der Eecken

Speech by Jennifer Kornberger


Youthful Transgressions - Biddle, Luka Buchanan, Melissa Clements, D. Patch Miller, Nic Kowald, Taonga Sendama

MC : Saoirse Nash  

Open mike with a twist: all poets must be between 15 and 20 years old

In association with WA Poets Inc and Said Poets Society


Perth Poetry Festival gig

7 festival poets (7 minutes each) + limited open-mike (2 minutes each)


Barbara Gurney + Sioban Timmer


… All, not to be missed …