Readings & Performances

Coming Up / Online Archive –

(aka poetry events in the era of physical distancing)

What’s Poetry Got To Do… Got To Do With It? (online) – Thursday 12th November, 12.30-1.30pm. A regular series, featuring poems and discussion around the question “What does poetry do?”, with Benjamin Laird, Jennifer McKenzie and myself, with an opportunity for Q&A, this event is run by RMIT’s Non-Fiction Lab, and hosted by Jessica Wilkinson & Zoe Dzunko. For more information, see here, and for bookings, see here. It’s FREE!

‘Growing Up Disabled’ Panel, Wollongong Writers Festival (online) – Monday 23rd November, 6pm. In the lead-up to the publication of this landmark anthology from Black Inc, editor Carly Findlay leads a discussion with Robin M Eames and myself. $10, book (& more info.) here.

‘Creative & In Control’ – Reading & Discussion (online) – Tuesday 8th December, 6.30-7.30pm. On the International Day of People with Disability, Writers Victoria have gathered some fine disabled writers for a panel discussion & to give readings of their own work. Online using ZOOM. See Writers Victoria website for details (to come).

 

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photo by Brendan Bonsack, Melbourne Spoken Word Prize Final

Previous Features

2020:

  • Poeticas, Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine
  • Platform LIVE, Disability Arts Festival (online)
  • Poet’s Corner, West Words Sydney (online)
  • Couplet Poetry, Queensland Poetry Festival (online)
  • Melbourne Spoken Word Festival (online)

2019:

  • Leading the Charge: Climate Change, Disability & Storytelling, Wheeler Centre, Melbourne
  • In Conversation with Lee Kofman, Castlemaine Library
  • Bold & Brilliant: Disabled Writers, Common Rooms, Trades Hall, Carlton
  • Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival, Geelong
  • Cafe Philosophique De L’Amour, Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda
  • Poetryspective, Pride of Our Footscray Community Bar, Footscray
  • Celebrating Victorian Writers, Panel/Reading, Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Disrupting the Ableist Narrative, Panel, Queensland Poetry Festival, Brisbane
  • Disability Poetics, Panel, Emerging Writers Festival, Melbourne
  • 30 Years of Victorian Writing, Art Is… Festival, Horsham
  • Earth@Peace Cultural Evening, Centre for Theology & Ministry, Parkville
  • The P-Word Sessions, Motley Bauhaus, North Fitzroy
  • La Mama Poetica, La Mama Courthouse, Carlton
  • Poetry at Chrissy Hills, Mechanics Institute Hall, Christmas Hills

2018:

  • Final of the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, Northcote Town Hall.
  • “Cafe Philosophique de la Mort” at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda
  • “Halifax Featured Poets” at Halifax Cafe, Adelaide
  • “Poetry at the Pub”, Newcastle
  • Poetry on the Move” Festival, Canberra
  • “The Ostler” at “Present Tense” at RMIT University
  • Eltham Courthouse Poetry, Eltham
  • Melbourne Poets Union at The Taproom, Castlemaine
  • Going Down Swinging presents “In Full Swing” at Rokeby Studios, Collingwood
  • 3CR Benefit at Grub Food Van, Fitzroy
  • Poetry at the Dan O’Connell Hotel, Carlton
  • David Stavanger’s “Electric Journal” plus “Page vs Stage” at The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne
  • “Castlemaine Pride” community day at the Botanic Gardens, Castlemaine
  • “Risky Business” at the Malthouse Theatre, Southbank
  • “Cafe Philosophique Des Toilette” at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda
  • “Books Plus Poet” at Books Plus, Castlemaine
  • Launch of “Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold” at The Taproom, Castlemaine

2017:

  • Launch of “Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold” at Collected Works Bookshop, Melbourne.
  • Queensland Poetry Festival.
  • Perth Poetry Festival.
  • Williamstown Literary Festival.
  • Christmas Hills Writers and Readers Festival.
  • Writer-in-Residence, RMIT University, Melbourne.
  • Castlemaine State Festival.
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photo by Julie Millowick, from “Each Map of Scars”, Castlemaine State Festival

2016:

  • Castlemaine Poetry Festival.
  • The Owl and the Pussycat, Richmond.
  • Little Windows Chapbooks Series 1 Launch at Booknook & Bean, Adelaide.
  • The Lee Marvin Readings, Adelaide.
  • Sporting Poets at the Charles Weston Hotel, Brunswick.

2015:

  • “The Fractured Self” at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne.
  • Chamber Poets at the Chamber Art & Coffee House, Woodend.
  • Poetry at the Dan O’Connell Hotel, Carlton.
  • Brisbane Writers Festival.
  • La Mama Poetica at Carlton Courthouse.
  • PoetiCas at Food Garden, Castlemaine.
  • Melbourne Poets Union at Hares & Hyenas, Fitzroy.
  • Eltham Courthouse Poetry.
  • “Captured Whispers” by Black Hole Theatre at 1000£ Bend Gallery, Melbourne.
  • Three Poets & a Book Launch at Hobart Bookshop.
  • Launch of “Immune Systems” at Collected Works Bookshop, Melbourne.

2014:

  • House of Bricks Spoken Word, Collingwood.
  • “Quippings Freaktastic” at the Melbourne Fringe Festival at the Spiegeltent, Collingwood.
  • Launch of “the thin bridge” at Collected Works Bookshop, Melbourne.
  • “Poetry for the Soul” at the Carmelite Centre, Middle Park.
  • “Laneway Words” with Bill Moran (USA) and Fury at Toot Fanute, Melbourne.

2013:

  • “Over the Edge Writers Gathering” at Galway Arts Centre’s Nuns’ Island Theatre, Ireland.
  • Clifden Arts Week at Station House Theatre, Clifden, Ireland.
  • “O’Bheal” at The Long Valley, Cork, Ireland.
  • Poetry at the Dan O’Connell Hotel, Carlton.
  • “Strip Fest”, various outdoor locations, St Kilda.
  • “Poetry at the Comma”, Castlemaine.
  • “Readings at Red Wheelbarrow”, East Brunswick.
  • “La Mama Poetica” at the Carlton Courthouse.
  • “Bar Stanza” at the Owl and the Pussycat, Richmond.

2012:

  • Write Around the Murray, Writers Festival, Albury.
  • Words in Winter Festival at Daylesford.
  • Travel Ideals Conference at the University of Melbourne.
  • Poetry and Conversation at the Geelong Library.
  • Sweetalkers at the Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood.

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