Poets Corner @ Pages Café
8th September 2007
National Poetry Week themes:
Invent ~ Cabinet ~ Blank ~ P-Tunes
Forensic ~ Plastic ~ Ripple ~ Letters
Guest Poet & Host
His invited guests were:
Shane McCauley ~ Andrew Lansdown
Mardi May ~ Andrew Taylor
Frances Macaulay Forde
with the usual OPEN MIC participants
Anne Marie ~ Sally Clark ~ Rob Stafford ~ Janet Jackson
Rob Greenwood ~ Deanne Leber ~ John McBain ~ Rose van Son
Jenny de Garis ~ Caroline Sandbridge
The afternoon was also recorded on DVD by John McBain
Poet's Corner @ Pages Cafe
State Library of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre
at 2.00pm in Pages Café
Kindly supported by State Library of Western Australia
Pages Café in the Alexander Building, Perth Cultural Centre.
Potted History of Poet’s Corner & Philosopher’s Cafe:
Some years ago, writers met regularly in the State Library and called the event Philosopher’s Cafe.
In Aug & Sept 2005, Frances Macaulay Forde called WA Poets to return to Philosopher’s Café ~ 26 poets enthusiastically responded. Because of the tremendous response, Frances initiated Poet’s Corner in Pages Café for the full week of National Poetry Week during the WA Spring Poetry Festival 2005 and 55 poets participated.
It was a huge success and culminated in the publication by Frances of a limited edition and not-for-sale chapbook, ‘Poets Corner ~ Pages Café ‘05’ which is now lodged at Libraries and associations all over Australia.
Lily Chan kindly took over the monthly event for a few months during 2006 but Lily’s career in law had to take priority.
Deanne Leber kindly hosted the event for a few months until recently, now she’s focussed on her PhD.
Coral Carter has been a wonderful stand-in and will return as a special guest host during WA Spring Poetry Festival on the 13th October 2007.
Frances Macaulay Forde never really left but now returns as host. Ebbs and flows. Perth poets have clearly demonstrated their need for an accessible venue to welcome poets from all over to share their words… we’re still going!
Usually the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Except OCTOBER for the
WA Spring Poetry Festival 2007
13th and 20th October 2007 Contact: Frances Macaulay Forde or Poets Corner WA