FSP April City Meeting at the Box Factory: Open Mic and AGM

The April FSP City Open Mic and Annual General Meeting will be held at the Box Factory, 59 Regent Street, Adelaide, on Monday 3rd April, 2017.

Doors open at 6:00 pm for sign-in. First session starts at 6:30; second session at about 7:30.

You will need to be a financial member to take part in the AGM. Several committee positions will become vacant at that meeting. The successful continuation of FSP requires active committee members. Amongst others, current Treasurer, David Harris, will be stepping down, so if you have some basic experience in handling group finances, then you are especially welcome!

If you would like to nominate for the Committee, or have any items to be considered for the AGM agenda, please email fspconvenor[at]gmail[dot]com or iang[at]iangibbins[dot]com[dot]au before 3rd April.

If you are reading on the night, bring two copies of your poems if you’d like to submit them to the next Anthology. Make sure your poems have your name, email and phone number on them, otherwise they will not be considered. You must be a member of FSP for your poems to be included in the Anthology.

Memberships for 2017 are now due. Join up and ensure that FSP’s activities can continue!! Click here for forms and more info.

Click here for more event info.

FSP Meetings at the Box Factory in 2017

Thank you everyone who took part in the survey to determine the best time to have FSP City Open Mic meetings at the Box Factory. We ended up with 49 responses, which is a really good rate of return. Most of you are pretty flexible, but the strongest preference was for the 1st Monday of the month, notwithstanding the occasional public holiday then.

Therefore, the remaining 2017 City Meetings at the Box Factory will be on:

Monday 3rd April

Monday 1st May

Monday 12th June (2nd Monday, the 1st is already booked)

Monday 3rd July

Monday 7th August

Monday 4th September

Monday 10th October (2nd Monday, the 1st is the long weekend)

Monday 6th November

Monday 4th December.

Unless otherwise notified, doors will open at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. Specific notices for each meeting will be posted closer to the event.


The Mozzie Poetry Prizes

The Mozzie is an independent poetry magazine that publishes over 400 poems a year. 2017 will be its twenty-fifth year of publication. To celebrate, a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous has donated funds to allow us to award three prizes of $100 each.

There will be:

  • One prize for  the best poem by a regular contributor;
  • One prize for the best poem by a contributor who began sending us work after 1 January 2017;
  • One prize for the best poem of twelve lines or fewer.

No need for entry forms. All poems received by post during the year 2017 are eligible. Contributions should fit comfortably on an A4 page in 11 point type – that is a maximum of 40 lines long (including lines between stanzas) and 70 key-strokes wide. Contributions should be legible hard copy printed on one side of A4 paper with the contributor’s name and full postal address on every sheet.

Judges will be the editors of The Mozzie, Ron Heard and Bill Henderson. For more information email Ron Heard at mozzie[dot]mmm[at]gmail[dot]com Post contributions to:

The Mozzie, 28 Baynes Street, Highgate Hill, Queensland 4101

Survey: when should FSP Meetings be held at the Box Factory?

As the result of an overwhelming vote by FSP members, FSP City Open Mic meetings will be held at the Box Factory, rather than the SA Writers’ Centre, for the remainder of 2017.

The long-standing meeting date of the first Tuesday of the Month will not be available at the Box Factory. However, Monday, Thursday and Friday nights are available on a regular basis. Which one suits you best?

To find out, we would like you to complete a short survey about your preferred night of the week, and week in the month for the FSP City Meetings for the rest of 2017.

In addition to the specific questions, there is space at the end of the survey for any general comments you may have. All responses are anonymous.

Click here to take the survey.

Responses close on Wednesday, 15th march, 2017.

Thank you for your time!

2017 FSP Anthology editors

FSP is pleased to announce that the editors for the FSP Anthology 42 are long-time members and contributors, Ros Schulz and Karl Cameron-Jackson.

Any poem read at an FSP event is eligible for selection in the Anthology, but you must be a financial member! Make sure you bring along two copies of your poem, with your contact details (name, email, phone number, address) clearly added to your copy.