The Official Opening of the 2007 WA Spring Poetry Festival takes place at 12 noon in the State Library Theatre next door, then Poet's Corner will begin as soon after as possible - hopefully our usual time 2pm until 4.30pm.
SPRING POETRY FESTIVAL: POETS CORNER @ PAGES CAFÉ, State Library, Perth Cultural Centre ~ 13th October 2007
will be hosted by CORAL CARTER ~ invited guests Barbara Temperton, Chris Konrad, Viv Glance, Jenny de Garis and Gabby Everall.
Over the last thirty years Coral Carter has lived and worked in isolated mining and farming communities in South and Western Australia, teaching remote and isolated children at all levels, but also in Mongolia for two years. A journalist, an occasional freelancer to The West Australian, editor of newsletters for small and expatriate communities Coral’s recent move to Perth has enabled her to actively participate in the thriving poetry scene. In 2005 she put her hand up and was appointed Secretary of the WA Poets Inc. committee of the organizers of the very successful WA Spring Poetry Festival. Coral has read her poems and hosted Poet’s Corner @ Pages Café and was published in the Pages ’05 Anthology.
With her special guests:
Barbara Temperton is a Western Australian writer. Her poems, short stories,
reviews and articles have appeared in journals, newspapers, and anthologies,
and have been broadcast on radio. She is a two-time winner of the Tom Collins
Poetry Prize. Her second collection Going Feral (published by Fremantle Arts
Centre Press) won the 2002 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for
Poetry. Her more recent projects include song lyrics, narrative poems, and a
Master in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia.
has lived in Western Australia his whole life with forty of those years in the hills around Perth. Father and mother were Austrian migrants who moved to WA in the 1950’s. He is married to a wonderful partner of twenty three years with four children aged from 14 - 22 years. It is at home in the hills with family that this heart resides. A varied life - first as a tradesman cabinet maker completing an apprenticeship with his father. Changed career and working for the last thirteen years in human services as a counsellor/ educator/community development. Several articles published in journals to do with Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug problems and education. He has poems published in Thirst, WetInk, Staples and in the online publications PixelPapers and Perigee.
Vivienne’s poetry and short stories have appeared in journals (incl. Indigo, Blue Dog), anthologies (incl. The Weighing of the Heart, Open Boat Barbed Wire Sky) and other publications and she’s won prizes and a commendation in competitions (C J Dennis Literary Award, Split Ink, Southern Cross Literary Award). She is currently working on her first collection of poetry. She regularly performs her poetry at readings, and runs a performance workshop for writers. Vivienne is a finalist in the State Final of the National Poetry Slam to be held on Oct 19th at PICA bar 7.30pm, and encourages everyone to come along to this highly entertaining event.
Her writing for theatre has been performed in Perth, Sydney, Seattle USA, London and Edinburgh UK, and she is a professional actor and theatre director.
Jenny de Garis
has Masters degrees in literature and in creative writing, but believes that her game-keeper grandfather, who taught her as a toddler the language of the Surrey chalk hills, has been equally important in her winning poetry prizes. She has been running workshops for 16 years in art galleries, national parks and reserves, as well as by contract with bodies such as UWA Extension, Albany Summer School, and the UK National Arboretum at Westonbirt. If you would like her to lead a workshop for your group in the city or the bush she is happy to be contacted. Jenny has successfully run workshops during the WA Spring Poetry Festivals in 2005 and 2006. Her workshops explore the creative interactions between paintings and poetry and are inspirational events at the festival called ‘ArtEquate’. Jenny is also putting the final touches to her book ‘Dance of Light’ which will be launched by Andrew Taylor on 5th October 2007.
Born 1968. Finished an M.A of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Western Sydney. Wrote a book of poetry called Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys which will be officially launched on 16th October 2007. Published in The Salt Reader, ShortFuse: A Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry, Online Anthology of Western Australian Writing, Fusebox, The Sleeper's Almanac and more!!!
Please come along and support the poets of Western Australia!!!
POETS CORNER @ PAGES CAFE ~ 20th October 2007
will be hosted by FRANCES MACAULAY FORDE ~ invited guests so far are: LIANA CHRISTENSEN, ANDREW BURKE, ASHLEY J HICKS, JANET JACKSON and previous guest host DEANNE LEBER with BRYN GRIFFITHS to be confirmed
If you would like to read or participate in the Open Mic sections of any Poets Corner event, please contact Frances Macaulay Forde here: firstname.lastname@example.org or via her own website.