FSP Featured Poets @ Halifax Cafe in June: Louise Nicholas & Gareth Roi Jones

Continuing the Halifax Featured Poets Series with two stalwarts of the Adelaide poetry scene…

Wednesday, 28th June, 6:00 – 7:30pm.

Halifax Cafe, 187 Halifax Street, Adelaide

$5 entry helps support the poets.

Come early, stay late, enjoy the wonderful food, beverages and atmosphere of the Halifax Cafe.

Louise Nicholas was born in Port Lincoln, South Australia. She has been a primary school teacher for over thirty years and currently teaches part time. Her publications include three self-published chapbooks: The Smear Test, Haven’t you had it yet? and The Mammogram; WomanSpeak, co-written with Jude Aquilina (Wakefield Press 2009); Large (Garron Press 2013); and The List of Last Remaining (Five Islands Press 2016). Louise’s work has been published in literary journals, magazines, anthologies and three Best of Australian anthologies. She has been a guest speaker and reader at many festivals, conferences and community events.

gareth roi jones is a member of the dandylion collective, a small writers’ group based in Adelaide, South Australia. His poems have been widely published, including in Best Australian Science Writing 2013, and have been short-listed for many prizes. His solo collection ‘Gunyah’ Healing was published in FSP New Poets 17. In 2014, he co-edited FSP Anthology 38 The Infinite Dirt.

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FSP Anthology #41 Launch

FSP Anthology 41: Worlds in Words, edited by Edie Eicas and David Harris, was launched by Mike Ladd at the Box Factory on 12th June to much acclaim.

The Satura Prize for best poem in the Anthology was awarded to Cary Hamlyn for Ultrasound in B-flat.

The Nova Prize for best poem in the Anthology by a previously unpublished poet was awarded to Inez Marrasso for No Boundaries.

Congratulations to the prize winners and everyone who has been published in the Anthology!


FSP at Unley Town Hall: Saturday 17th June


Saturday 17th June, 1:00 – 3:30pm

Unley Town Hall, Oxford Tce, Unley.

Guest poets include Louise Nicholas, Pam Maitland, Geoff Johnson and MC David Harris.

Bring your own poems for the Open Mic along with two copies to be considered for publication in the FSP annual anthology.

Or just come long and listen!

Free admission.

FSP Featured Poets at Halifax Cafe in May: Mike Ladd and Ross Donlon

The FSP Halifax Featured Poets Series is back again for 2017!

Halifax Cafe

187 Halifax Street Adelaide.

Wednesday, 31st May, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

$5 entry helps support the poets.

Come early, stay late, enjoy the wonderful food, beverages and atmosphere of the Cafe.


Mike Ladd

lives and writes in Adelaide. He ran Poetica on ABC Radio National for 2 decades and currently works for Radio National’s features and documentaries unit. His new collection of poems and short prose Invisible Mending is published by Wakefield Press.

Ross Donlon

has published three books of poetry, The Blue Dressing Gown & other poems, the bi-lingual, Sjøvegen (The Sea Road) 50 tanka for ?lvik and his new book, Lucidity. He has been published in leading Australian and Irish journals. A sequence from The Blue Dressing Gown was produced for Radio National’s Poetica. His awards include the Varuna Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship, international poetry prizes and the Launceston Cup, premier spoken word event of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival. He has read his work widely in Australia, in many parts of Europe, including Norway, Romania and Poland and has featured at festivals in England and Ireland. He now lives in Castlemaine, Victoria.

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FSP Management Committee 2017

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Edie Eicas

Following the recent FSP AGM, the Management Committee for 2017 consists of:

  • Nigel Ford (Convenor)
  • Paul Wilkins  (Treasurer)
  • Sue Reece (Secretary)
  • Edie Eicas
  • Geoff Hastwell
  • Murray Alfredson

with valuable input from:

  • David Harris (Membership)
  • Jules Lee Koch (FSP Library readings)
  • Jelena Dinic (FSP Featured Poets at Halifax Cafe readings)
  • Ian Gibbins (Communications)

and FSP Annual Anthology #42 editors:

  • Karl Cameron Jackson and Ros Schulz (2017)

Big thanks to out going Treasurer, David Harris, and 2016 Anthology #41 editors, Edie Eicas and David Harris.