Readings are at the Wickham Park Hotel, corner of Maitland Road and Albert St, Wickham, commencing at 7.30pm. All meetings include an open reading bracket. Gold coin donation requested.
September 17 – Trish Pender and Keri Glastonbury
Keri Glastonbury is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at The University of Newcastle. Her most recent collection is Newcastle Sonnets (Giramondo, 2018). https://giramondopublishing.com/product/newcastle-sonnets/
Trisha Pender is an Associate Professor of English Literature at The University of Newcastle. Her debut chapbook, Bibliophilic, will be released by Puncher & Whitman’s Slow Loris imprint in October.
Keri and Trisha met as undergraduates at the University of Sydney in the early 90s where they edited the University women’s poetry anthology Tangent, and have now worked together in the English and Writing discipline at The University of Newcastle for over a decade. They also run the Feminist Poetry Workshop at Islington’s The Women’s Room.
October 15 – Anna Forsyth
Anna Forsyth is a writer and editor from NZ, currently working as an itinerant event producer travelling around Australia. She is the founder of Girls on Key, a feminist poetry organisation hosting poetry readings around Australia. Her short stories, articles and poems have appeared in numerous publications online and in print and her latest collection of poems, Beatific Toast was released in May 2018 by the Girls on Key publishing imprint, General Chaos Press. In her spare time, she moonlights as indie musician, Grace Pageant.
October 29 – Andy Jackson – 5th Monday sponsored by the Wicko
Andy Jackson has featured as a poet and a performer at literary events and arts festivals in Ireland, India, the USA and Australia, including the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival with Each Map of Scars, a collaboration with Rachael Guy and Leonie Van Eyk. Andy’s poems have been selected for five of the last six annual editions of The Best Australian Poems. His most recent collection, Music our bodies can’t hold (2017), consists of portrait poems of other people with Marfan Syndrome, and was recently featured on ABC Radio National’s Earshot. He has worked in call-centres, libraries, and as a creative writing tutor, and is currently undertaking a PhD in poetry and bodily otherness through the University of Adelaide.
November 19 – Launch of PATP annual anthology
December 17 – Christmas Party
Poetry at the Pub is on the 3rd and 5th Mondays of the month. Mostly.
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