I'm off to Sydney tomorrow to take part in, and taste the harbour-side salt of, the Sydney Writers Festival.
I'll be involved in the following events, so would be great to see any of you who'll be around, at one or more of them:
Late Nights at Number One
Thursday, 20 May 2010
9:30 - 11:30 pm
At Number One Wine Bar, Goldfields House,
1 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
Enjoy a drink or bite and listen to Jill Jones, Lionel Fogarty and Pasha Malla read their poetry at the Quayside wine bar, Number One. Your host: Patrick Muhlen-Schulte.
Poems To Share
Friday, May 21 2010
6:00 - 7:30pm
Heritage Pier, Upstairs
Pier 2/3, Hickson Road
Eleven Australian poets – Kate Fagan, Lachlan Brown, Adam Aitken, Lindsay Tuggle, Greg McLaren, Elizabeth Allen, Fiona Wright, Joanne Burns, Judith Bishop, Andy Quan, Keri Glastonbury (plus a surprise guest - hint, hint) – come together to celebrate the work of the Red Room Company. The audience is seated at tables with poets, to hear readings as well as a discussion on sharing. This event coincides with the release of Corban & Blair and Red Room's Poems to Share card set, featuring the work of 40 Australian poets. Hosted by Johanna Featherstone. To enter the event, you must bring something, anything, to share, such as a twig, a monetary donation or a poem.
DiVerse at the SH Ervin: A Poetic Response
Sunday, May 23 2010
3:00 - 4:30pm
S.H. Ervin Gallery
National Trust of Australia
Watson Road, Observatory Hill
$7/$5 at the door includes Gallery entry and booklet of poems
Poets from the long-running DiVerse group - Margaret Bradstock, Jill Jones, Marcelle Freiman, Carolyne Bruyn, Louise Wakeling, Paula McKay, Sheryl Persson, Jo Wade, Robert Kennedy - respond to images from the S.H. Ervin's annual Salon des Refusés exhibition. Their poems will be performed at the gallery where the paintings are hung, and the audience will receive chapbooks featuring both poems and images.