Whats On

Saturday 8th April, SPLODGE (Marcus John) + open-mike! at The Moon

Perth Poetry Club has wonderful poet SPLODGE (Marcus John) + open-mike this Saturday 8th April 2pm-4pm at The Moon Café.

SPLODGE is an apocalyptic sound poet singer and renowned mumbler of things that makes sense when ones asleep particularly at 6am whilst creating milky drinks for the cat  x

So we & whomever invites you to join her, him & all in between for an interesting afternoon of stuff & nonsense, peer reviewed & sanctioned by the floaty bits colliding between the ears.

Saturday 1st April, Don Smith + open-mike at The Moon Cafe!

Perth Poetry Club has wonderful poet Don Smith + open-mike this Saturday 1st April 2pm-4pm at The Moon Café.

Don Smith is a comedian. musician, actor and more recently a bus driver. He has done two one man shows at The Blue Room and many performances for Barefaced Stories, at the Bird and Rachebite hall. He relaxes by swimming and sailing in the river. He likes to mix poetry with story-telling and comedy. When it comes to personal philosophy, he likes to consider himself as a belligerent non-committant.

Saturday 25th February, Joni Boyd & Saoirse Nash + open-mike! at the Moon!

This Saturday 25th February we have wonderful poets Joni Boyd + Saoirse Nash + open-mike.

Joni Boyd AKA Checkout Chick is a poet, community organiser and community broadcaster based on Noongar Boodja.

Active since 2012, she has put together a huge variety of poetry and music shows around town like Dirtymouth, Spoken Word Perth, Sound Paper and Jugular. She currently co-hosts the monthly Perth Slam at the Rosemount Hotel and presents Indymedia; RTRFM's activist citizen journalist program and Burn The Airwaves; the punk show.

Saturday 18th February, Cath Drake (UK), Karen Louise + open-mike at The Moon, on Zoom!

This Saturday 18th February we have wonderful poets Cath Drake (UK) + Karen Louise + open-mike.

Cath Drake is from Perth, and now lives in London, UK.  This is the Aussie launch (somewhat belated due to Covid) of The Shaking City (Seren Books), highly commended in the UK Forward Prize and longlisted in international Laurel Prize, followed 'Sleeping with Rivers', a Poetry Book Society choice & winner of the Seren/Mslexia pamphlet prize.

Saturday 11th February, John Keats special + open-mike!, at The Moon, on Zoom

Perth Poetry Club this Saturday 11th February 2023, 2pm-4pm has a special feature,   

                  JOHN KEATS – his life, poetry and controversy,  presented by Linda Anderson and Elio Novello, + open-mike at The Moon, on Zoom.

John Keats died young (25 years old) before truly reaching his peak as a poet. 

We will explore his life, his study to be a surgeon, his poetry, its savage criticism, his criticism of others’ poetry, his love life, and his death.

Saturday 4th February, Mega Open-mike Event, at The Moon, on Zoom!

Perth Poetry Club this Saturday 4th February 2023 has its first Open-mike Event for the year at The Moon, on Zoom.

Perth Poetry Club holds Mega Open-mike events 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.