FSP November City Meeting & Open Mic at the Box Factory

FSP November City Meeting & Open Mic at the Box Factory

The November FSP City Open Mic Meeting will be held at

The Box Factory
59 Regent St, Adelaide

Monday 6th November

Doors open at 6:00 pm for sign-in. $5 entry.
First session starts at 6:20 pm; second session at about 7:45 pm.

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 the back of the page, 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!

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FSP Featured Poets at Halifax Cafe: Jill Jones & Alison Flett

Wednesday 25th October 2017

6:00 – 7:30pm

Halifax Cafe

187 Halifax St, Adelaide

$5 to support the poets

Come early, stay late. Enjoy the fine hospitality, food, and beverages of the Cafe with a diverse bunch of poetry lovers.

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Jill Jones’ most recent books include Brink (Five Islands Press), Breaking the Days (Whitmore Press) which was shortlisted for the 2017 Kenneth Slessor Prize, The Beautiful Anxiety (Puncher & Wattmann) which won the 2015 Victorian Premiers’ Literary Award for Poetry, and a chapbook, The Leaves Are My Sisters (Little Windows Press). Her work has featured in recent anthologies including The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing), Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher & Wattmann), Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry (Tuumba Press/Giramondo), and Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry (Hunter Publishers). In late 2014, she was poet-in-residence at Stockholm University. She is a member of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide.

Alison Flett was born and bred in Scotland where her poetry collection Whit Lassyz Ur Inty was shortlisted for the Saltire Book of the Year Award. She has performed her work on national television and radio and at literary festivals in Britain and Europe. Since moving to Adelaide in 2010, she has been published in various anthologies and journals including Cordite, Rabbit, Southerly and Australian Love Poems. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the Whitmore Press Manuscript Award. She is poetry editor for Transnational Literature.

David Harris Book Launch

Long time FSP member, David Harris, is launching his new book of poetry In the Subjunctive Mood, published by Ginninderra Press

“In this volume you will find poems to make you laugh or make you cry, poems which will match your mood, or change it, and poems to simply relax with.”

6:30pm, Friday 27th October

Coventry Library, Mount Barker Road, Stirling.

Launched by Rob Walker, MCed by Nigel Ford.

All welcome!

RSVP to David: 0410 597 769 or ddharris[at]ozemail[dot]com[dot]au



FSP Anthology 41 Launch at Unley Library

Saturday, 21st October, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Unley Town Hall, Oxford terrace, Unley

Come along and hear FSP Poets read their contributions to FSP Anthology 41 Worlds in Words.

Free. No booking required. Light refreshments provided.

FSP Featured Poets at Halifax Cafe, September 27th: Ken Bolton & Cath Kenneally

Halifax Cafe

187 Halifax Street, Adelaide

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017

6:00 – 7:30pm


Ken Bolton

has been variously described as a loony tune, something of a zany, a yo-yo with money. In truth he is a curious figure – irascible, intemperate, vituperative, yet somehow, apparently, devoted to an idea of ‘the Beautiful’, as somehow defined. Lord David Cecil held him to be “the Hulk Hogan des nos jours” – and found in him “a Pol Pot, perhaps the very Pol Pot, of the aesthetic.” Ken has published many books, the most recent being Lonnie’s Lament (Wakefield Press, earlier this year). Forthcoming in 2018 are Starting At Basheer’s (Vagabond Press) and Species Of Spaces (Shearsman Books, UK).

Cath Kenneally

is a poet, novelist and arts broadcaster and writer. She has won major awards for her work: the John Bray National Poetry Award, the Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship and, in 2016, was the inaugural CAL/JM Coetzee Writing Fellow at the Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at Adelaide University. She has published two novels, six poetry collections, a monograph on ceramist Angela Valamanesh, as well as essays and reviews of visual arts and books. She presented the weekly national books and writing program, Writers Radio, and a magazine arts program, Arts Breakfast on Radio Adelaide, for over twenty years.

Come early, stay late. Enjoy the hospitality, food and beverages of the Halifax Cafe.

Your $5 entry supports the poets.

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