26 April 2005

Republic Readings

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

1st May

Sarah Day has received grants from the Australia Council & Arts Tasmania, was resident at the BR Whiting Library in Rome, an Anne Elder award winner & the Poetry Editor of Island Magazine. Her poetry collections are:

The Ship, Brandl & Schlesinger, 2004.
Poems New and Selected, Arc Publications, UK, 2002.
Quickening, Penguin Books, 1997.
A Madder Dance, Penguin, 1991.
Sarah Day: Selected work, Pamphlet Poets Series, National Library of Australia, 1990.
A Hunger to be Less Serious, Angus & Robertson, 1987.

Graeme Hetherington " ... takes hinterland Tasmania, with its hellish past of floggings, cannibalism, killings, and weaves into this the pattern of his own experience, his exposure to cruelty, his friendship with James McAuley, his exile in foreign lands, his intimations into Christianity and Christian art.' (From the cover of Life Given)

A Tasmanian Paradise Lost, Walleah Press, 2003.
Life Given, Indigo/Ginninderra Press, 2002.
In the Shadow of Van Diemen's Land, Cornford Press, 1999.
Remote Corners, Twelvetrees Publishing, 1986.

+ Launch of The Poets‚ Republic #10
+ Open Reading book in on day, 5 minute limit.

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5th June

Venie Holmgren a NSW Poet with a number of collections.

Winter Open Reading with Literary Prizes

Book in on the day.

Conditions: 5 minute time limit, must be own work which has not won any prizes/competitions previously, any genre.

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FAW Meeting

13 May Friday 7.30PM FAW Meeting at Friends‚ Meeting House, 395 Argyle St., North Hobart.

All welcome.

Sonnet Competition results ˆ reading of winning entries and judges report from Liz Winfield.
Patron's competition ˆ details in next Tascribe, enter on night, members only.
Members readings ˆ depending on time, put your name down on the night, members only.

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Women Tasmania Poetry Workshop

Thursday 5 May 2-4pm
Poetry Workshop with Karen Knight @ WomenTasmania 140 Macquarie Street
Contact: mary jenkins 6223 3929 - donation. Disabled access & parking (1 car). Supported by The Tasmanian Writers'Centre & Women Tasmania.

Karen Knight's poetry continues to be published in anthologies and literary journals throughout Australia, U.K. and U.S.A. Her collections include Singing in the Grain (Walleah Press, 2001) and My Mother Has Become (Picaro Press, 2003). Karen is co-editor of Interior Despots - Running the Border (Pardalote Press, 2001). She has received two writer's development grants from Arts Tasmania to complete collections of poems, the most recent being Under the One Granite Roof - Poems for Walt Whitman (Pardalote Press, 2004).

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Adult Education Poetry Workshop

Liz Winfield will be taking a one-day poetry writing workshop on 15 May for Adult Education in Hobart. Places are still available. The workshop will include writing exercises from which poems will be born. The workshop covers the ground from inspiration to publication. Lots of handouts and lots of fun.

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