An uplifting reading across the world!

 Quite a tour-de-force and thoroughly enjoyable with a wide range of voices, countries, and themes. Mind-blowing. Thank you.

It was such an uplifting event on Saturday – on a rainy day – that sense of global connection is just gold dust right now!

I felt honoured to listen and to read. Fabulous group of writers.

A wonderful experience! I loved it.

What a fabulous reading, what an amazing group of writers. What a beautiful and memorable event!

Over 70 people from right across Australia & the UK tuned into ‘A Reading to Buoy Us’. Writers from Australia and the UK (and one late night writer from Auckland, NZ) who have been writing together over the last couple of months shared their poetry and prose about these strange and challenging times. Plus the wonderful Australian poet Mark Tredinnick, our guest reader, gave us an intimate and absorbing performance of some of his latest work, including poems in the Korean Sijo form, and pieces for his partner and daughter who were also listening in. Very moving and inspiring. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PERFORMED & CAME ALONG!

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Perth Poetry Club to London

I’m featuring in the Perth Poetry Club on Saturday 27th June. Poets Cath Drake (UK) and Peter Burges + open-mike via ZOOM.

Perth Australia time 2-4pm OR  UK time (bright and early breakfast!) 7-9am

Details to be posted HERE closer to the time.

A Reading to Buoy Us + new writing workshops

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It’s been wonderful and terrifically buoying writing about these challenging times with writers across Australia and UK. Join our celebratory reading on 6th June. Hopefully our creativity will help buoy you too.

We’re thrilled that our guest reader is Mark Tredinnick OAM, one of Australia’s most celebrated poets who has published many books of memoir and poetry, wonderful essays and has a long list of prizes, including the Cardiff and Montreal Poetry Prize. Mark has a strong focus on the natural world and his most recent poetry book is ‘A Gathered Distance’ (Birdfish, 2020).

We’ll read highlights of our poems and stories from across the UK (incl. Liverpool, London, Lincoln, Devon, Worcester, Margate) and Australia (incl. Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast), plus also Auckland from:

Kate Potts, Bree Alexander, Rita Tognini, Be Manzini, Cyndie Innes, Babs Knightley, Kathleen Broderick, Jessica Taggart Rose, Nina Lewis, NJ Hynes, Kathy Armstrong, Tineke Van der Eecken, Lesley Sawyer, Edna Heled, Eleanor Yule, Gayelene Carbis, Colin Hopkirk, Janet Chan & Cath Drake

Sign up to the free event HERE

Please arrive on time as we may be close the meeting room a little after the start. It will be about 1.5hrs long.

Saturday 6 June – do check and double check your timezone 11am UK (GMT+1)  /  6pm Perth, Australia /  8pm Australian Eastern Standard time

If you want to sign up to next term which starts in late June CLICK HERE for dates and info, or CONTACT ME

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