FSP at Unley Town Hall: Saturday 17th June

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.

Support the Featured Poets Series

Join FSP for only $25 / $15 p.

Click here for maps and info.

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.

FSP June City Meeting: Anthology #41 Launch

The June FSP City Meeting will launch the

 FSP Anthology 41: Worlds in Words

edited by Edie Eicas and David Harris.

at the Box Factory  on Monday 12th June.

Doors open at 6:00 pm.

This is the biggest anthology FSP has ever produced! Winners of the Nova & Satura Prizes will be announced. The prize winners and poets invited by the Editors, Edie Eicas & David Harris, will read as part of the evening events.

Copies of the new Anthology will be on sale for $20 before & after the launch activities.

Please BYO a plate & stay to enjoy conversation & nibblies afterwards.

Free entry.

Please note: there will be no open mic this month!

Click here for more info and maps.

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

Mike Ladd & Cathy Brooks at the Barr Smith Library

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an author event with

Mike Ladd and Cathy Brooks

Thursday 18 May 2017 at 6:00 for a 6:30pm start.

Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.


Mike Ladd is an Australian poet and radio presenter who has collaborated with artists and musicians, making poems for audio, film and installation works. His poetry combines natural elements with the suburban and industrial.

Mike’s new collection, Invisible Mending ranges across genres including essay, memoir, short story and poetry. Based loosely on the ideas of scarring and healing, Invisible Mending extends from family intimacies to connection and disconnection in the Australian community, environmental damage and repair.

Individual works have appeared in both the Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Poems series, leading Australian newspapers and magazines, and publications in the UK and USA. Barry Hill has described Mike Ladd’s writing as ‘flinty, visionary poetry’.

Cathy Brooks is a multidisciplinary visual artist, and together with Mike has been running projects to put poems on street signs as public art.

Learn more about these projects and the writing of Invisible Mending at this special author event.

Bookings by Tuesday 16 May to:

Telephone: 8313 4064
Open to the public
$5 admission at the door