Hello Aussies, hometown of Perth Australia here I come!

Hello hometown people – it’s been too long!   I’d love to see you… 

Feature reading from The Shaking City

Saturday 18th February, 2-4pm 

The Moon Cafe, 323 William St, Northbridge

https://www.perthpoetryclub.com/whats-on  (the details & link for my event won’t appear until about a week prior … but if you click on the week before’s event, you’ll see it listed at the bottom as coming up next !)


 OR UK time via Zoom 6-8am for early birds!

 Refer to the ‘What’s On’ page link above on the day for the Zoom link


This is the very long time coming post-pandemic Perth launch of ‘The Shaking City’ … the book came out at at time when bookshops and reviewers wouldn’t accept books, so it is wonderful that it will have its time in the sun in Perth now!


Wonderful poets from both sides of the hemisphere that I’ve been working with these past couple of years will also read a poem: Jenny Hetherington, Tineke Van der Eecken, Coral Carter, Suzanne Iuppa, Glen Hunting, Kathy Armstrong, Rtia Tognini

There are open mike slots to sign up for if you come early.

Also featuring poet, Karen Louise


The Shaking City is beautifully engaging, lively and imaginative with tremendous flow and movement, turning so much of life into memorable language, imagery and emotional resonance.  The poems pulse with emotions and connection. Judith Beveridge


The Shaking City (Seren Books) conjures a threatened world and the pleasure it takes in language as an act of grace. The tone may be conversational, sometimes ironic, but its wisdom is delivered with subtle craft and formality. The poems burst with images of tilt and teeter, life at an angle, on the verge of disaster but rich with transformation.  Imtiaz Dharker



Water, water everywhere! writing workshop

The Wetlands Centre, Cockburn, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake, WA 6163 

Thursday 16th March, 6-8.30pm… a poetry sundowner!

More info & sign up HERE


WA Poets Inc & Cockburn Wetlands Centre are hosting my workshop at the gorgeous wetlands centre. Come and immerse in the delights of water! Thanks to  poet-in-residence Lakshmi Kanchi.



 OOTA Reading and Q&A

Fremantle Arts Centre, Friday 17th March,10am-12 

 Private event for OOTA writers group – but you can join OOTA, a very marvellous Perth writing collective that I always love hanging out with.

https://www.ootawriters.com/  There’ a Join Us button in blue at the right hand top of the homepage.



Poetry & Mindfulness on the Beach (South Fremantle) – ON HOLD

Sat 25 March, Arrive by 730am

730 to 8.45am


Mindfulness & Poetry have been gamechangers in my life so combining them is double the pleasure! Find new ways into your writing and boost your day. Our session will focus on nature, senses and solace. Half an hour of guided mindfulness will be followed by a writing exercise or two.


Bring something to sit on that will be comfortable for 30mins of stillness – a foldup chair is ideal. Of course a swim afterwards if you wish!

If there is an unlikely downpour, I’ll let you know and refund.

($18, payment system is in £GPB and converted),

I’ve put this on hold but if you are interested get in touch as I may reschedule



Red House Writer- in-Residence, Donnelly River writing workshop

30th March 10am-12.30, Workers Club, Donnelly River Village


The poetry workshop will focus on Nature Connection & Disconnection in the stunning Donnelly River Village, hosted by Sally Paulin. 




One-to-one mentoring in April

Limited slots. Send me 3-4 poems (or 3-4 pages) for in-depth discussion and editing tips. 
Meet up in person (oh, that will be a treat in itself for me). Close analysis and discussion of how to make you good poems even better.
 $70 for an hour session and $45 for the second hour. Enquire by emailing me HERE.

Poetry Picnic

Shenton Park Lake or South Beach 

Sat 22nd April 10am-12.30 then social lunch. $28 (bring cash but let me know you are coming)

Let your imagination fly with mindfulness and short writing prompts, followed by social lunch in the park reading poems we love. Bring refreshments, something comfortable to sit on and a notebook to lean on, plus a short poem you love (not your own).  Get in touch to let me know you are coming by emailing me HERE.  Poems will be send out a couple of days prior so let me know early if possible


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