What: The Spinning Room! Hosted by Jon Garrett and Anthony O’Sullivan.
Where: ET’s Hotel, 211 High St., Prahran
When: 8pm, Tuesday, 14th April
How: (…much?) Entry is free, but we do encourage the purchase of raffle tickets as the proceeds, as ever, go to the feature. Besides, the raffle prizes are good! There will be books and wine!
Why: Because I have new stuff! Because I have old stuff! Because the open stage is really good! Because the Spinning Room is a fantastic gig!
Reading: â€œThe Yale Anthology of Twentieth Century French Poetryâ€ – edited by Mary Ann Caws
Listening: â€œThe Angels Want To Wear My Red Shoesâ€ – Elvis Costello
My first poetry feature of the year will be at Passionate Tongues!
What: Passionate Tongues! Hosted by Michael Reynolds.
Who: Me! I will be headlining with Ozlem Baro. This is her first feature (I believe). I have heard her read at Spinning Room, I suspect this won’t be her last.
Where: The Brunswick Hotel, 140 Sydney Rd, Brunswick (cnr. Weston Rd.)
When: 8pm, Monday, 2nd February
How: (…much?) Entry is free, but we do encourage the sale of raffle tickets as the proceeds get split between the features for the evening. Besides, the raffle prizes are good!
Why: Because I have new stuff! Because I have old stuff! Because Ozlem is really good! Because The Brunswick Hotel has bad album sleeves adorning their walls and good beer adorning their bar!
Reading: â€œJust Your Everyday Apocalypseâ€ – Amelia Walker (which I got the last time I was at PT!!)
Listening: â€œApparitionsâ€ – Matthew Good Band
Come join Alex Skovron and I at the Eltham Courthouse!
Hosted by Helen Lucas, Alex and I will be featuring in the magnificent stone acoustics of the Eltham Courthouse.
When: Thursday, 21st February, 7:30 for an 8pm start.
Where: Eltham Courthouse, 728 Main Rd, Eltham (near the corner of Brougham St., about center in the map)
What: $5 entry, open mic, free tea, wine, coffee, biscuits and door prize.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to do the happy dance, then write frantically for approximately 5 weeks.
Listening: Matthew Good Band – Weapon
Reading: London Review of Books, January 3rd, 2008