Our August evening is a superb lineup of three great poets and definitely not to be missed. $10 entry includes nibbles and wine and door prizes.
7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. 22 August 2019. Poetry at Manning Clark House
11 Tasmania Circuit Forrest ACT 2603.
Denise is a poet, artist and publisher. Her books include Monaco Morning (with David Meyers and Laurie McDonald (Burmac Publishing 2011) Performance to Chairs (Burmac Publishing 2013), The Diary of Mary Martha Stack (Burmac Publishing 2014) and The lived experience : poetry featuring mental health consumers with Maureen McInerney (Burmac 2016). Her work has appeared in Flood Fire and Drought (GP 2015), Not Very Quiet, and many other publications.
Laurie is a performance poet and writer. He appears regularly on radio and venues around Canberra. Poetry came into Laurie’s life in 1992 when he wrote a poem for a family function. He became a foundation member of the Queanbeyan Bush Poets and has been writing and performing ever since. He doesn’t normally get to competitions, but has snuck in a couple of awards when he won the Reciter of the Year at the 2007 National Folk Festival in Canberra and the Tuckerbox Reciters Award in 2011 in Gundagai. He’s produced a CD of performance poetry Laurie McDonald Live…at the Murrumbateman Pub. His latest book is Slow Down to Mine (Burmac 2017).
Allis Hamilton is a poem scribbler, line drawer, song singer, tale-teller and textiles wrangler. Her poems appear in journals such as The Poetry Review, Southerly, Overland, Westerly, Australian Poetry Journal, Medical Journal of Australia, The Caterpillar and Skylight 47. She has also had work in the anthologies: Flightpath, Hallowell Press, 2017 and The Creel, Guillemot Press, U.K., 2018. She was a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, 2019. Her art is held in private collections, and in the Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, collection. When she can, she prefers to live in a tiny hand-built shack in the Australian bush, powered by the sun, with animals of various species.