19 September 2002


Saturday 21 September 2-4pm in the historic Bond Store at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (enter via the Courtyard between Davey & Macquarie Sts, Hobart) Blank & Free: poetry & prose readings by local poets and writers, including Poet Adrienne Eberhardt, Writer /novelist Rachael Treasure & Poet and writer Caroline Flood . This series of readings supported by the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and the Tasmanian Writers' Centre. All welcome to this free event.

Sunday 22 September 3-5pm at the Republic Bar & Cafe, 299 Elizabeth St, North Hobart. Hear readings by Kitty Madeson, who is a poet with a number of collections, and Andrew Peek, who teaches creative writing at the Uni. of Tas., and has published a poetry collection about Africa.

Saturday 28 September from 2.30 pm at Cucina Simpatica, Launceston. SpeakArt is back for the sixth afternoon of readings by local writers. Email c.hindrum@newstead.tased.edu.au for more information. This event is proudly supported by Cucina Simpatica, Fullers Bookshop Launceston and the Tasmanian Writers Centre.

Sunday 29 September 1-3pm at BOOKAMORE Shop 16 Mathers Lane, Hobart off Liverpool St, opp Myers. Ph: 03 62343081 JOE BLAKE reads his poetry, prose and quirky ukulele tunes. Plus…OPEN READING All welcome, bring your writing to share with the Bookamore's intimate audience.

Sunday 29 September 3-5pm at the Republic Bar & Cafe, 299 Elizabeth St, North Hobart. John West from Melbourne. Liz Winfield will launch Melbourne poet John West's most recent collection of poems (published by Tasmanian publisher Pardalote Press.) And poetry readings by Christiane Conesa-Bostock, who was born in Lyon, France.

Friday 4 - Sunday 6 October at various venue in Launceston. The 2002 Tasmanian Poetry Festival is on again with local and visiting poets. Go to www.tasmanianwriters.org/taspoetryfest.htm for program details.

Sunday 6 October 8.30 am - 10.30 am on Table Cape at Wynyard at the foot of the Lighthouse. Breakfast on the Table: A poets' breakfast. The Wynyard Tulip Festival invites Poets who have a poems on Australian life etc to join them and read their work. Members of the Tasmanian Writers Centre will be able to obtain tickets at the special discount price of $15 dollars per person. The tickets can be ordered and purchased from Debra Luttrell on 6442 1791 or by email orlando@tasmail.com

Sunday 6 October 10am - 4pm at the Bridge Hotel, Forth (on Tasmania's northwest coast). The Tasmanian Writers' Centre presents best-selling poet Phil Rush. Phil will present his Workshop for Beginner and Developing Poets. Participants are encouraged to bring along some of their own work. PHIL RUSH has become one of Australia's most prolific and best-selling poets of recent times. Total sales of his books have brought sales approaching 100,000 copies, a remarkable achievement! Phil has been the ABC's "Country Hour" poet in Tasmania for the past eight years, and is often heard on other programs as well. The cost of this workshop is only $11 for TWC members and $25 for others. To book your place in this workshop contact the Tasmanian Writers' Centre on 6224 0029 or e-mail us at admin@tasmanianwriters.org. Phil Rush appears in Forth with the support of Federal Government's Regional Arts Fund.

Phil Rush will also be doing a reading of some of his works in Forth at the Bridge Hotel's Poet's Pub Night on Monday 7 October, commencing 7pm. All welcome to this Free Event.

Saturday 12 October 10am – 4pm at the Neighbourhood Centre, Circassian Street, St Helens. The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre presents the Break O’ Day Writer in Residence Lyn Reeves. Lyn will be conducting her workshop, Making Poems. LYN REEVES is a widely published poet whose poems, haiku and short stories have appeared in journals and anthologies in Australia and overseas. She is the haiku editor of Famous Reporter, a partner in Bumblebee Books and manager of Pardalote Press. In October she will appear at the Tasmanian Poetry Festival in Launceston before spending three weeks in St Helens as the Break O’ Day Writer in Residence. The cost of this workshop is only $11 for TWC members and $25 for others. To book your place in this workshop contact the Tasmanian Writers' Centre on 6224 0029 or e-mail us at admin@tasmanianwriters.org. Lyn Reeves appears in St Helens with the support of Federal Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

Saturday 12 October 10am – 4pm at the in the Green Room of the Republic Bar & Cafe, 299 Elizabeth Street (corner of Burnett Street), North Hobart. The Tasmanian Writers' Centre presents a poetry workshop be South Australian poet, Martin R. Johnson. Martin workshops have two main aims:
1. By following a simple structure, participants attempt to write poems that contain something of three main elements: personal experience, external influence, the poet1s philosophical understanding of life.
2. How to map out a manuscript of poetry which will appeal to publishers. Participants in my workshops are encouraged to bring along a poem for comment, an outline/idea for a proposed collection of poetry, pens and paper, and plenty of questions.” MARTIN R. JOHNSON grew up at a workman1s camp at Humbug Scrub in South Australia. After a life as a seaman in the Royal Australian Navy, worker at a brick factory and timber feller at Mount Crawford Forest, he began to write poetry. The cost of this workshop is only $11 for TWC Members, and $25 for others. Bookings are essential so contact the Tasmanian Writers' Centre on 6224 0029 or e-mail us at admin@tasmanianwriters.org

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