Hello Perth writers!

Two fab workshops and a reading are planned soon in Perth, Western Australia. Hold the beach, sunshine and smiling faces…

Shake it up!
Break your habits, reshuffle the deck, change your angle, throw the balls in the air – try some new approaches that might just give you new ways into writing or a fresh voice. London-based poet Cath Drake, will lead you through a fun bundle of upside down and sideways writing prompts to work your creative writing muscle. Feel free to bring along topics or ideas you’re already writing about and we’ll shake them up! Suitable for all levels of poetry and prose writers.
17 October 1.30-4.30pm
FAWWA writing workshop in their gorgeous Swanbourne heritage house
Bookings: http://www.fawwa.org/  08 9384 4771  fellowshipaustralianwriterswa@gmail.com
Reading and writing rev-up
A workshop of reading and discussing contemporary UK poets – prize winners, established masters and newcomers making waves – to inspire your reading and writing. If there’s time and inclination we’ll do a quick writing exercise at the end or over lunch for those who want to stick around Meeting at the Fremantle Arts Centre cafe.  Contact Julie Watts from Oota writer’s group or let me know if you are coming and pay on the day: http://cathdrake.com/contact-me/  Limited numbers. Friday 9th October 10-12, $15.
Submerge in poetry
London-based poet, Cath Drake reads from her new half-collection Sleeping with Rivers which won the UK Mslexia/Seren poetry prize. She’s joined by multi-award winning Perth poet Kevin Gillam whose publishing credits include three full collections and three chapbooks. Kevin inspired Cath in the early stages of her writing.When: Thursday 15th October, 1-2pm
Then join us for tea at 2pm on the verandah (sorry, no food is allowed in the room but you can bring your lunch to have with our tea on the verandah if you wish.)

Where: Love House, 28 Broadway Crawley 6009, part of Cultural Precinct University of Western Australia.
Directions: http://www.extension.uwa.edu.au/room/580
Map: http://bit.ly/1hN5FHm