31 January 2005

Next Sunday's Republic Reading -- details

Republic Readings 2005
Poetry & Prose Readings @ The Republic Bar & Café
299 Elizabeth St. 3-5pm, 1st Sunday of every month. These readings are supported by the Republic Bar & Cafe, the TWC, Hobart Bookshop & the FAW, and coordinated by Liz Winfield; leggs456@msn.com ph (03) 6272 9324

February 6
Three featured readers plus an open section

--Tsunami Appeal: The Republic Readings have invited a representative of the Red Cross to officially accept donations.

-- Ross Markey will read a short story. He's a current recipient of an Arts Tasmania grant which will allow him to be mentored by Hilary Lindsay while developing a literary work titled ‘Stumble Higher’.

--John Stokes is an award-winning poet at the forefront of New Realist poetry in Australia. His work has been published widely in Australia and in the USA. His recent book, A River in the Dark, Five Islands Press, dealt with themes of loss, grief, the emotions of awe and truth, and the terrifying pace of change in our lives. John has also been a cartographer, surveyor, town and river planner and environmental program manager. He will read from recent and new work while on holiday from the mainland.

--Christiane Conesa-Bostock: Born in Lyon, France, Dr Christiane Conesa-Bostock has lived in Hobart for many years. Her poetry, prose and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of publications in Australia and France. Her continuing literary interests include writing the migration experience, teaching Writers' Workshop at Rosny College and organising, in association with the Tasmanian Writers' Centre, an annual literary event where young writers present their work at the Zum Café at Salamanca in Hobart.

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MARCH 6: the featured readers will be Stephen Edgar and Robin Mathison

(Source: Email from Liz WInfield, 31 January 2005)

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