FSP Featured Poets at Halifax Cafe: Peter Goldsworthy and Thom Sullivan, 30th August.

FSP Featured Poets at Halifax Cafe: Peter Goldsworthy and Thom Sullivan, 30th August.


The FSP Featured Poets Series returns to

Halifax Cafe

187 Halifax Street, Adelaide

Wednesday 30th August, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

$5 to support the poets

Come early, stay late… The Halifax Cafe will be open for snacks, meals and beverages.

Peter Goldsworthy

has won literary awards across a wide range of genres, including the 1982 Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Poetry prize, the FAW Christina Stead Award for fiction, and a Helpmann Award, with composer Richard Mills, for the opera Batavia. His 1995 novel ‘Wish’ was recently rereleased in the Text Australian Classics series, and his 1989 novel ‘Maestro’ as an Angus & Robertson Australian Classic. His most recent book is ‘The Rise of the Machines and other love poems’, published in 2015.

Thom Sullivan

grew up on a farm in Wistow/Bugle Ranges in the Adelaide Hills. His short collection of poems, Airborne, was published in FSP New Poets 14 (Wakefield, 2009). Since then he has edited or co-edited seven poetry books. His poems have appeared in The Best Australian Poems 2014 and 2015, Australian Love Poems, and Australian Book Review’s “States of Poetry” series. He was a featured writer at Adelaide Writers’ Week in 2016.

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Pat Lee at Burnside Library


FSP favourite, Pat Lee will be reading selections from her first collection of poetry Nudge the Morning

at Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore

Sunday 27th August, from 3pm.

Refreshments provided and Pat’s book will be available for sale.

Tickets $5 via www.burnsidelibrary.eventbrite.com or 8366 4280.

Poets & Pizza at Coriole

Saturday 9th September 2017, Coriole Vineyards, McLaren Vale.

6.30pm arrival for a 7pm start

Tickets: $25

Catering by All Fired Up

Tickets include live poetry and roaming pizzas. Coriole wines available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Coriole’s Poets and Pizza event has been celebrating and supporting South Australian poets since 2005. This year we are looking forward to live readings from Nigel Ford, Christina Haack, Alison Bennett and long term Coriole favourite Jude Aquilina.

Come indulge in a wild evening of poetry, great company and pizzas from the wood oven. Click here for details and bookings.

Nigel Ford is a crew-cut haired, goatie bearded, tattooed wanna be biker poet who would go to the opening of a bottle of beer even if he wasn’t invited.Nigel Ford is a multiple poetry slam winner, including the 2015 Darwin Poetry Cup & the 2012 Australian Poetry Festival Slam. Nigel is the Convenor of & Regional Community Development Manager for Friendly Street Poets & the Organiser & MC of Poetry On The Fleurieu & the Goolwa Poetry Cup, SA’s biggest Prizemoney poetry slam & other events throughout SA. Nigel has featured at poetry events in SA, NT, Victoria & Queensland & has been published in anthologies in SA, NT & Queensland.

Christina Haack is a self-confessed word nerd who rarely stops talking.  Accidentally discovering her talent for performance poetry in the Victor Harbour RSL in a low key slam event in 2013, she went on to win the inaugural Goolwa Poetry Cup in November of the same year.  In 2015 she was the People’s Choice award winner in the same competition.  Christina’s poetry is loud, verbose, outrageous and she has great delight in poking fun at recurring themes, each time upping the  verbal ante to bring her just that little bit closer to being struck down by umbrage induced lightning.  She has been called by some ‘the love child of Pam Ayres and Tim Minchin.’  Not afraid of any topic, she has a ‘take no prisoners’ attitude when writing about herself.  She then takes great joy in lining up the rest of humanity for a dose of the same medicine.

Alison Bennett a Poet and Spoken Word Performer from Adelaide, SA. In 2016, Alison won the SA Poetry Slam, and went on to perform as a National finalist for Australian Poetry Slam at The Sydney Opera House. She has performed as a feature poet for Paroxysm Press, Draw Your (S)words, The Hearth Collective, SA Writers Centre, and was recently invited to present to students at Adelaide College of The Arts. When Alison is not unscrambling scrawlings on scraps of paper littering her floors, she writes and performs darkly emotive poetry involving her experiences through a lifetime of illness. She also enjoys writing comedic rhymes with lots of swear words. Alison lives in Adelaide with a growing collection of books she never gets time to read and a folder of tattoo ideas that she can’t afford to get done. Alison likes the smell of trains in cold weather and has recently taken up singing lessons in the hope of one day fulfilling her latent desire to front a punk band.

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FSP August City Open Mic at the Box Factory

UPDATED!

The August FSP City Open Mic Meeting will be held at the

Box Factory

59 Regent St, Adelaide

Monday 7th August.

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

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.

The Halifax Cafe, 187 Halifax St, will be open from 5:00pm for meals and refreshments prior to the meeting. Support the people supporting you!

Join FSP and ensure that our activities can continue!! Click here for forms and more info.

 

FSP Featured Poets @ Halifax Cafe: rob walker & Heather Taylor-Johnson

 

 

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

187 Halifax Street, Adelaide

Wednesday 26th July 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

rob walker

writes poetry, short stories, essays, reviews, the odd shopping-list or Christmas card. Rob has produced six poetry collections, with individual poems published in journals in the UK, US and Australia, including Best Australian Poems, cordite, Australian Poetry, Tincture, Verity La, Quadrant and Rabbit. His short fiction, memoir and essays have appeared in Bewildering Stories and Zodiac Review in the US and Transnational Literature, Short & Twisted, Stringybark Books and on ABC Radio National. When not writing he sleeps or plays with his grandchildren, shakuhachi, guitars and ukulele, not always in that order.

Heather Taylor-Johnson

was born in the United States and has lived in Australia since 1999. She has published four volumes of verse, most recently, Meanwhile The Oak, and two novels, Pursuing Love and Death and Jean Harley Was Here. She edited the anthology Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of Chronic Illness and Pain and has been poetry editor for several journals including Transnational Literature.

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FSP July City Open Mic at the Box factory

The July FSP City Open Mic Meeting will be held at the

Box Factory

59 Regent St, Adelaide

Monday 3rd July.

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

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.

Join FSP and ensure that our activities can continue!! Click here for forms and more info.