MCH Poetry reading program from August to November 2016

Co-ordinators: Paul Hetherington, Kathy Kituai, Kerrie Nelson

The full program for the rest of 2016 is being finalised, but the following events are confirmed:

Held at at 7:30 pm


29th September 

Entry fee $10 or $5 concession

Refreshments provided

The intimate space at MCH is perfect for poetry and features Owen Bullock and Carmel Summers, who are both wonderful readers.

Carmel Summers is a Canberra author and poet.  Her poems and short stories have been published in Australian and international journals and she has been short listed for the Blake Poetry Prize and the Glen Phillips Poetry Prize.  She has a MA in Creative Writing, is a member of Limestone Poets, Bowerbird and the Tanka Huddles. Carmel facilitates creative writing workshops in Sydney and regional NSW.

Owen Bullock’s publications include poetry and fiction, including three books of haiku.  He edited Poetry NZ #45 and anthologies for the New Zealand Poetry Society.  Currently Owen is a PhD Candidate in Writing at the University of Canberra and is on the International Editorial Board for Axon: Creative Explorations (University of Canberra).  He won the Canberra Critics’ Circle Award for Poetry 2015.


14th October               The launch of Australia/Japan anthology Poems to Wear (editor Amelia Fielden) by Dr. Carol Hayes, Senior Lecturer. Book  & launch by P.S.Cottier of Colouring In : the Four Seasons of Four Poets responsive tanka (Genie Nakano & Neal Whitman, USA, and Gerry Jacobson & Amelia Fielden, Australia; musical accompaniment by Rupert Summerson).


27th October               Adrian Caesar, Paul Hetherington & another TBA


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