24 June 2003

The following comes from the Tasmanian Writers Centre e-newsletter:

Monday 30 June Deadline. Expressions of Interest are sought for an ANTHOLOGY OF TASMANIAN POETRY 200 years of verse to be published late this year. Contemporary poetry will be selected for quality of expression of what may be regarded as "essential heritage", verse that yields a glimpse into a timeless spirit of this unique island, its environment, its history, its peculiar sense of place. The imminent bicentenary has provided the impetus for this exciting project which will showcase 200 years of Tasmanian verse. The project has been assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Premier, Minister for the Arts in the 2003 Arts Grants Program. All contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the published work. Post, email or fax copies of poetry for consideration to the editor, Helen Gee, Buckland Tas 7190. Fax 6257 5155 helenmgee@yahoo.com.au

Melbourne poet Peter Bakowski is doing a 22 day poetry tour of Tasmania from September 22nd to October 14th inclusive. While Peter is in Tasmania he is interested in giving AS MANY POETRY READINGS AS POSSIBLE to branches of the FAW, writers groups, book clubs, friends of the library associations, schools, tertiary institutions and also in private homes. Peter will be conducting a Poetry Writing Workshop presented by the Tasmanian Writers. Centre in Hobart on Sunday 12 October. For more details contact the TWC on 6224 0029 or email admin@tasmanianwriters.org. Peter Bakowski's last four volumes of poetry have gone into reprint, his poems have appeared in literary magazines in 14 countries. Peter has won the Victorian Premier's Award for Poetry with his collection "In the human night" and has been awarded a six month writers residency in Rome and also in Paris by the Australia Council. Parties interested in having him read for them are heartily encouraged to email him at pbakowski@yahoo.com or telephone him on (03) 9427 8685.

Saturday 28 June 3.05pm RADIO NATIONAL' POETICA. Fresh from the Island - poetry from the 2003 Tasmanian Readers' and Writers' Festival.

Saturday 28 June at 2 pm. Blank and Free - A free event in the Bond Store presents 'Costume and Dress', the theme inspired by the exhibition currently on show. Featuring guest compere writer and teacher Bernard Lloyd and writers Kathryn Lomer, Louise Oxley and Ede Strong. Ede explains the link between eroticism and fashion with a surprising demonstration! Undressed - Fashion, thread, erotic Japanese Bondage - A performance piece provided with our thanks to is theatre WARNING: Some viewers may be offended by visual performance material in this event

Sunday 29 June 1-5pm in the Meeting Room at the Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart. South Australian poet, JAN OWEN, will be conducting Sense and Sensuousness - integrating imagery and plot: a half-day poetry writing workshop. The cost is $25. Jan will also be available for individual consultations at the Kelly Street Writers' Cottage on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd July. To make an appointment phone Jan Owen on 08-8172 1954.

End of extract from the Tasmanian Writers Centre e-newsletter. To subscribe, get in touch with the TWC: Tasmanian Writers' Centre
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart 7000, Ph/Fax: (03) 6224 0029.

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