6 November 2007

[Tas] Poetry Discussion Group: 21 Nov: An afternoon with Dr Gina Mercer

[Tas]

Dr Gina Mercer will be the guest of the Poetry Discussion Group on Wednesday afternoon, 21 November 2007; 2 to 4 p.m.

The Poetry Discussion Group has met for many years on the third Wednesday of each month at the Church Street Adult Education Centre (music room). For November, their guest speaker is Dr Gina Mercer – poet, creative writing teacher and editor of Island. Gina's most recent collection, Handfeeding the Crocodile, stylishly published by Pardalote Press, will be on sale along with other collections of Gina's poems.

In a recent review of Handfeeding the Crocodile, Simon Patton commented on the "moments of tenderness and of grim human drama scattered throughout this collection" and on the "inventiveness of the language [being] well matched to the intensity of the experience evoked" (Island, n.110, 2007).

$5 donation to cover fees. Afternoon tea/coffee will be available.

Contact: Megan Schaffner, ph: (03) 6225 2360; email: mschaffner [at] auswide.net.au

Source: email announcements received 6 November 2007.

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