This Saturday 8th October it’s Perth Poetry Festival time and open-mike at Perth Poetry Club, VIA ZOOM and at The Moon Café.
2:00pm to 4:00pm, YOUNG POETS + open-mike
we have fantastic young poets: Poppy Bell, Carter Kirkland and Keira Applegate (more details to come as they become available)
Plus regular open-mike (3minutes max per open-miker).
This Saturday 1st October it’s Perth Poetry Festival time and open-mike at Perth Poetry Club, VIA ZOOM and at The Moon Café.
2:00pm to 4:00pm, we have fantastic festival poets:
Freya Daly Sadgrove (NZ), Peter Boyle (NSW), Tamryn Bennett (NSW),
Amy Lin, Barbara Temperton, Maree Dawes, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Colin Young
Plus open-mike (2minutes max per open-miker).
Perth Poetry Club this Saturday 24th September 2pm-4pm has Poetry from “Wooden Spoon to Minor Premiers” + open-mike, via ZOOM and at THE MOON CAFÉ.
In celebration of the AFL Grand Final, Poetry from “Wooden Spoon to Minor Premiers” will show how Bukowsky, Tennyson, Plath, Ted and Frieda Hughes, Rilke, H.D., Heaney, Wright, Masefield, Duffy, Olds, Bunner, Barnes, Glück, Hamilton and others were rabid football fanatics in their time.
Link the poets to the teams if you dare beforehand. Plus usual open-mike.
Perth Poetry Club this Saturday 17th September 2pm-4pm has wonderful poets Colin Young + Glen Hunting (NT) + open-mike, via ZOOM and at THE MOON CAFÉ.
Colin Young twists his writing kaleidoscope to view the world in all its mystery. He’s interested in sexuality, nature and people’s different responses to love and death. He’s thrilled that his first book Between Stations has been published this year. And he’s grateful to the Perth poetry community that has helped and inspired him all the way.
Perth Poetry Club this Saturday 3rd September 2pm-4pm has wonderful poet Andrew Lansdown + open-mike, via ZOOM and at THE MOON CAFÉ.
Andrew Lansdown is an Australian writer whose poems, stories and essays have appeared in more than 70 magazines and newspapers and are represented in over 100 anthologies. He has published 3 novels, 2 short story collections, 1 essay collection, 2 photography-and-poetry collections, 2 children’s poetry collections, 15 poetry collections, and 11 poetry chapbooks.
Perth Poetry Club this Saturday 27th August 2pm-4pm has its quarterly Mega Open-mike event, via ZOOM and at THE MOON CAFÉ.
This is 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.
Perth Poetry Club this Saturday 20th August 2pm-4pm has wonderful poets Peter Burges, Leni Shilton (NT) + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.
Peter Burges is retired, and lives in South Fremantle, WA. He self-published his first poetry collection in 2019 and has had poems in Cordite, Creatrix Anthology, Poetry d’Amour, LOCUS, UNUSUAL WORK, and The High Window. He won third prize in The Tom Collins 2019 competition, and was Highly Commended in the Poetry d’Amour 2019 competition.