Saturday 30th October, Gayelene Carbis (Vic), Claire Turton + open-mike at the Moon on Zoom!

This Saturday 30th October we have Gayelene Carbis (Vic) + Claire Turton + open-mike at the Moon and on Zoom.

Gayelene Carbis is an Australian-Chinese-Cornish-Irish writer of poetry, prose and plays. 

Her first book of poetry, Anecdotal Evidence (Five Islands Press) was awarded Finalist - International Book Awards for Poetry, 2019.  Gayelene was recently awarded Second Prize in the Newcastle Poetry Award 2021; First Prize for the My Brother Jack Poetry Award (2020); and is currently a Finalist in the My Brother Jack Poetry Award (2021) and the Microflix Festival Awards.

Gayelene has also recently been Finalist/Highly Commended/Commended in the Bruce Dawe, Woorilla, Ada Cambridge, and Yeats Poetry Prizes.  Other shortlistings/awards include: Montreal Poetry Prize, ACU Poetry Prize, MPU Poetry Prize, Australian Book Review Short Story Award, The Age/Readings Short Story Award, and Fish Poetry and Memoir Prizes (Ireland).

Gayelene’s work has been widely published in Australian (and international) journals; and she has read her work in Australia and overseas, including New York, Canada, Greece, Oxford, Italy and Egypt.  Gayelene teaches Creative Writing at various universities and community centres; works as Writer-in-Residence in schools, mentor, and facilitator of Poetry/Creative Writing workshops.

She lives in Melbourne on the unceded land of the Boonwurrung people.

Claire Turton was born in Melbourne Australia, and now resides in Perth after also living in the UK for many years.  She is a member of Mensa, works in finance and is an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy.  Claire has a dark and dry sense of humour, and spends her free time creating either poetry, short stories, or music with her band.

Claire’s New Poetry collection Mettle & Flesh offers reflections on vulnerability and strength.  In a world where we are constantly bombarded with the thoughts, feelings and desires of others, there is a temptation to surrender to the waves of noise.  “Sharing everything has become the norm in our society, but there is room for deeper reflection and expression as we explore both ourselves and empathize with the pain of others,” she suggests. This collection can be described as a representation of the inner strength built through experience, and the pain and joy that our flesh can bring.

Turton’s words give voice to experience in a way that resonates with readers in a subtle and intimate way, and she describes the motivation to give life to her thoughts as unstoppable, “They wrote themselves, clamouring from my mind into type. I couldn’t have stopped them, and so I instead gave them wings.”

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

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

Gig details are: Perth Poetry Club is inviting you to a scheduled Hybrid Live and Zoom meeting from Moon Cafe.

this Saturday, 30th October 2:00pm to 4:00pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

       Gayelene Carbis + Claire Turton + open-mike from the Moon Café.

              Join Zoom Meeting

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The Moon Café is open from 12noon each day (except Tuesday). It also runs as a take away food / delivery and pick-up venue. Online bookings via their website, Facebook and Instagram. Also try calling 9328 7474.

The next few weeks we have the following features:

  30-Oct-21   Gayelene Carbis (Vic) + Claire Turton + open-mike

    6-Nov-21   Manveen Kohli + Sarah St Vincent Welch (ACT, in Perth) + open-mike

  13-Nov-21   JR Grogan (NSW) + Matt Loeb (Canada, now Perth) + open-mike

  20-Nov-21   Brushstrokes II, Ros Spencer Poetry Anthology launch + open-mike

  27-Nov-21   Yvonne Paterson + SoulReserve + open-mike …

All with open-mike, not to be missed …