Whats On

Saturday, 22nd January Ben Mason + open-mike!

This Saturday 22nd January we have Ben Mason and open-mike at Perth Poetry Club, at THE MOON CAFÉ.

Ben Mason BIO:

Ben’s short fiction has been performed, awarded, and published, including Westerly and Overland (both upcoming).  Home Invasion — his collection of short fiction — was long-listed for the 2019 Fogarty Award.

For spoken word he finished 3rd in the 2019 WA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam State Final, won the Margaret River Writers Festival Slam, and has performed in Fringe and Festival shows through Western Australia. 

Thank you for 2021

Thank you everyone at Perth Poetry Club for 2021.

It certainly was a continuing year of poetry, COVID-19 and Zoom.

Thank you to our 1,900+ audience, 860 open-mikers, and 60 features during the year, who helped deliver over 2,200 poems

The 60 features do not include the following multiple features and ad hoc events we had:

  Event                   Features

  Recoil 12 Launch ( 11 No.) Thank you Coral Carter

Saturday 4th December, The Blak Ink Poetry Competition + open-mike, at the Moon on Zoom!

This Saturday 4th December we have WAPI’s & ANTaR WA’s Blak Ink Poetry Competition and open-mike at Perth Poetry Club, VIA ZOOM and at THE MOON CAFÉ.

The Blak Ink Poetry Competition is supported by ANTaR WA – its theme is Healing Country

The competition is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living anywhere in Australia who have not yet published a collection of poetry.

Saturday 20th November, Brushstrokes II (Ros Spencer Poetry Comp. Anthology) + open-mike! at the Moon on Zoom

This Saturday 20th November we have the launch of Brushstrokes II, Ros Spencer Poetry Contest Anthology 2020-21 + open-mike at the Moon and on Zoom.

Launch speech by Allan Padgett, readings by Natalie D-Napoleon, Geoff Spencer (Jenny de Garis), Gary Colombo de Piazzi, SoulReserve, Coral Carter, Kevin Gillam, Damen O’Brien, and Laura Jan Shore, plus open-mike.

Brushstrokes II is an anthology of selected poems from entrants in the 2020 – 2021 Ros Spencer poetry contests.

Saturday 13th November, JR Grogan (NSW) + Matt Loeb + open-mike, at the Moon Cafe, on Zoom!

This Saturday 13th November we have JR Grogan (NSW) + Matt Loeb (Canada, now Perth) + open-mike at the Moon and on Zoom.

John Robert Grogan (JR) is an Irish-Australian poet, who plays tradesperson by day and has been based in Sydney, Australia for sixteen years.  Childhood in the Wicklow mountains in Ireland, time in the Mediterranean and his Australian wanderings, cultivated a curiosity and love for the natural world, and the connectivity of all things.