3 November 2004

Forthcoming Hobart poetry events: Nov. and Dec. Republic Readings

News about forthcoming Republic Readings Poetry & Prose Readings at The Republic Bar & Café in Hobart -- a smoke-free venue; 299 Elizabeth St. North Hobart. (Full contact details at the very end of this post.)


* 7th November: Lyn Reeves and Adrienne Eberhard

Lyn Reeves’ poetry is "characterised by a finely attuned feeling for landscape and for sensory impressions that accompany intense emotional experience, as well as by a keen apprehension of the tensions inherent in social relationships" -- Angela Rockel

Adrienne Eberhard’s poetry is strongly influenced by physical and historical aspects of her native Tasmania. She is particularly interested in the ways in which places shape people, and is currently researching and writing poems with the assistance of an Australia Council grant, about her mother's family's convict past and her father's Dutch-Indies heritage.

Also at this event the next issue of the Hobart-based poetry broadsheet, The Poets’ Republic -- issue n.8 -- will be launched.

And there will be open readings, 5 min. limit -- book in on the day. NB You'll be able to buy both featured readers’ work at this event: support Tasmanian writers and buy books for Christmas presents!

Read on for 5th December info:

* 5th December: Carolyn Fisher; launch of the next issue of the chapbook series, RePUBlic Readings, (n.9) PLUS an open reading with literary prizes

Carolyn Fisher moved from the UK to a quiet corner on the northwest coast of Tasmania 11 years ago. She has had poems published in literary magazines in Australia and in the UK and is currently working toward a first collection of poetry with assistance from an Arts Tasmania and an Australian Council grant.

Also at this event the next issue of the chapbook series, RePUBlic Readings, will be launched. The series is published by Ralph Wessman's Walleah Press. Issue n.9 is edited by poet Peter Macrow and if issue n.8 is anything to go by, it will be a highly-sought after publication -- definitely not to be missed. Peter's the editor of issues n.8 and 9, and poet Liz Winfield is the series editor.

There will also be an open reading with literary prizes -- book in on the day, 5 min. limit, any genre, read your own work only, it may have been previously published but must not have won any contests/competitions.

The readings take place on the first Sunday of every month, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Republic Bar and Cafe -- a smoke-free venue: 299 Elizabeth St. North Hobart.

These readings are supported by the Republic Bar & Cafe, the Tasmanian Writers Centre, the Hobart Bookshop and the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Tasmania.

The readings are coordinated by Liz Winfield: leggs456@msn.com, ph: + 61 3 6272 9324.

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