In 2013, I travelled to Ireland to perform “Ambiguous Mirrors“. Very soon, on Sunday 17th May at 5pm, at Thousand Pound Bend, I’ll be performing this piece to a Melbourne audience. This short performance is very personal to me. It meditates on grief, family and genetic inheritance. And the puppetry adds another, profound layer – evoking deep emotion and a sense of the uncanny.
The night also features four other puppetry-poetry collaborations – Lia Incognita with Beth McMahon & Michael Bevitt; Barry Dickins with Rod Primrose; Jennifer Harrison with Victoria Osborne; and Terry Jaensch with Eliza-Jane Gilchrist. This should be very special. If you can make it, please join us – details on the flyer above. Bookings essential and available here.
I also have a number of poetry readings in May, so please check the Readings & Performances tab for more info.
Earlier this week, I heard the sweet thump of a box of books landing on my doorstep. So, time to announce the launch of “Among the Regulars”, and also to mention a few other readings I have coming up.
Friday, June 11th @ 5.30pm for a 6pm start – Brunswick Bound Bookstore, 361 Sydney Rd Brunswick.
Hosted by the inimitable Maurice McNamara. Launched by the inestimable Jennifer Harrison.
If you’re that way inclined, you can find the event (and me) on (de)Facebook!
Other feature readings this year include –
- Saturday, June 5th @ 3pm – Word Tree, Burrinja Gallery, Olinda.
- Monday, June 14th @ 6.30pm, Readings at Readings, Carlton.
- Saturday, June 19th @ 2.30pm – Dan Poets, Dan O’Connell Hotel, Carlton.
- Sunday, July 4th @ 3.30pm – EcoCentre, St Kilda Botanical Garden.
- Monday, July 19th @ 6.15pm – Wheeler Centre, Debut Mondays.
- Saturday, August 14th – Perth Poetry Club, The Moon, 323 William St, Northbridge, WA.
- Tuesday, August 17th, 7pm – Literary Dinner at Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre, Greenmount, WA.
- Last weekend in August – Queensland Poetry Festival, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
- Wednesday, October 27th – Somewhere in Sydney.
- Tuesday, November 9th – Somewhere in Canberra.
More details as soon as they thump onto my inbox, but for now, here’s the book cover…. If you can’t make these, and you’d like to buy the book, click on the Papertiger link on the right.