Whats On

Saturday 23rd October, Mega Open-mike at the Moon and Zoom!

This Saturday 23rd October we have a Mega Open-mike event at the Moon and on Zoom.

Perth Poetry Club holds Mega Open-Mikes quarterly as an opportunity for every open-miker to be a feature with 5 minutes (maximum) of performance time.

Best to prepare your performance.  Try something different, experimental.  Edit and refresh your poems.  Hone your performance skills.

Past events have been memorable for the quality of the poetry and performances.

Saturday 16th October, Daragh Byrne + open-mike! at the Moon and on Zoom

This Saturday 16th October we have wonderful poet Daragh Byrne (NSW) + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Daragh Byrne is an Irish poet living and writing on Gadigal land (Sydney).  He is widely published in journals and anthologies in Australia and Ireland, including Westerly, Crossways Literary Magazine, The Blue Nib, The Honest Ulsterman, Backstory and Live Encounters. He has won prizes or been commended in numerous competitions, recently being awarded Highly Commended in the Winchester Poetry Prize.

Saturday 9th October, Michael Drysdale + William Shakespeare + open-mike! at the Moon, on Zoom

This Saturday 9th October we have wonderful poet Michael Drysdale + the words of William Shakespeare + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Michael Drysdale studied acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts from 2009-2011. During his time at the academy he performed in Hamlet, Macbeth and a Shakespeare Anthology called Blood will Have Blood in which he performed an Iago soliloquy from the play Othello.

Saturday 25th September, Chris Palazzolo + open-mike, at the Moon, on Zoom!

This Saturday 25th September we have wonderful poet Chris Palazzolo + Grand Final special + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Chris Palazzolo is a novelist, poet, essayist, publisher and editor who’s been in and out of the Perth writing scene for a quarter of a century.  Currently he is out, residing in the East Kimberley.  There he continues to write novels, poetry, essays, to publish and edit…  Chris will be appearing live at the Moon.

Saturday 18th September, Perth Poetry Festival poets + open-mike, at the Moon & Zoom!

This Saturday 18th September it’s Perth Poetry Festival time and open-mike at Perth Poetry Club, VIA ZOOM and at the Moon Café.

We have fantastic festival poets: RiktheMost (NZ)   David McCooey (Vic)   Jill Jones (SA)   Emily Sun   Alexander Te Pohe   Miriam Wei Lo

Festival poet bios and the Festival programme can be found on the WA Poets website https://wapoets.com/

Saturday 11th September, Young Poets Showcase at the Moon and on Zoom!

This Saturday 11th September we have Young Poets Showcase + open-mike at Perth Poetry Club, mc-ed by Veronica Lake and PPC, VIA ZOOM at the Moon Cafe.

2021 has been a difficult year for everyone because of Covid.  It has impacted on our lives in many ways.  For Year 12 students who work under enormous pressure in their final year of school, Covid has added an extra dimension of stress.  Nonetheless, the young poets reading out their work today, have still found time to be creative and in this most special of genres. 

Saturday 4th September, Glen Phillips' Slings & Arrows & Friends + open-mike, at the Moon on Zoom!

This Saturday 4th September 2pm-4pm we have wonderful poet Glen Phillips + SLINGS & ARROWS (Books 4 & 5) – Poetry for Performance + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

        Launching Book 4, Totally Cleaned Out, is Christine Della Vedova with Colin Young (Ed) - poems as well

        Launching Book 5, OOPS!, is Daphne Milne with Allan Padgett (Ed) - poems as well

Saturday 28th August, Julian Matthews, Chris Palazzolo + open-mike! at the Moon and Zoom

This Saturday 28th August 2pm-4pm we have two wonderful poets Julian Matthews (Malaysia) and Chris Palazzolo + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Julian Matthews is a former journalist from Malaysia who stumbled onto poetry by accident four years ago.  That happy accident has turned into a rabid compulsion.  He is still extricating himself from the crash.  His poems are commentaries on the human condition that are mostly sad and depressing.  You either need tissues or therapy. Welcome to his recovery.