Thursday, May 24, 2018
7pm for 7.30 start
11 Tasmania Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603
$10 includes nibbles and wine
Contact Hazel Hall – firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder about Manning Clark Poetry this month. It should be a packed night!
Kathleen Bleakley (Wollongong). Kathleen Bleakley lives with her partner – in life and art – ‘pling, between the escarpment and the sea, in Wollongong. She has three collections (with Ginninderra Press) – Azure, (2017) Lightseekers, photography by ‘pling, (2015). and jumping out of cars, with Andrea Gawthorne, images by ‘pling, (2004).
Alison Thompson (Berry). Alison Thompson lives on the south coast of NSW and is a member of the Kitchen Table Poets. Her poems have been published here and overseas. She has published a chapbook Slow Skipping (PressPress). Alison won the DPP Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry prize (2011) and the 2016 Poetry d’Amour Love Poem Contest.
Chris Mansell (Berry). Among Chris Mansell’s latest publications are Verge, Stung, Stung More, Spine Lingo, and Schadenvale Road. Seven Stations (a song cycle with music by Andrew Batt-Rawden) was released by Hospital Hill on CD. Chris won the Queensland Premier’s Award for Poetry, Amelia Chapbook Award (USA) and the Meanjin Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize and has been short-listed for the National Book Council Award and the NSW Premier’s Award. Her site is chrismansell.com.
Thursday, 26 April, 2019
7pm – 9.30pm (first half hour is drinks and nibbles).
Venue: 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest, Canberra.
Victoria McGrath (Yass)
Merlinda Bobis (Canberra)
Mark Blumer (Canberra
Please join us for a night of poetry. Everyone welcome.
MCH Poetry Group
23 November, 7 pm – $10 entry refreshments provided.
Venue: Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest.
Moya Pacey is a Canberra poet. The Wardrobe, her first collection, was a runner-up for the ACT Writers Centre Poetry Award in 2010. In 2015, she published One Last Border: poetry for refugees with Hazel Hall and Sandra Renew (Ginninderra Press). In 2017 Recent Work Press will publish her second collection. She co-edits ‘Not Very Quiet’ an online poetry journal for women.
Sarah Rice won the 2014 Ron Pretty and Bruce Dawe poetry prizes, co-won the 2013 Writing Ventures, and 2011 Gwen Harwood awards, and has been shortlisted in numerous others. Her art-book of poetry Those Who Travel (prints Patsy Payne) is held in the NGA and her collection, Fingertip of the Tongue, was published in September by UWAP this year.
It’s the last Thursday of the month next week, 27th October. This means of course that another poetry event will be in full-swing at 7.30pm that night at Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forest , ACT. The poets reading are three well-known Canberra poets, Adrian Caesar, Paul Hetherington and Harry Laing. Please join us over a glass of wine and light refreshments, $10 at the door. Contact Kathy Kituai (0478640169) for further information.
Harry Laing is a poet, comic performer and children’s author. His most recent collection of poetry Backbone (Bunda Press) came out in 2010. Harry co-runs Poetry Alive which organises residential poetry weekends and also poetry readings at the Stanley Street Gallery in Sydney. He has given many public readings and appeared at festivals. Harry’s first collection of poems for children, Shoctopus – poems to grip you! (Bunda Press) came out in 2015 and he presented at Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival in July 2016. Harry lives beside Monga National Park near Braidwood, NSW.
Adrian Caesar is a Canberra writer. He is the author of several works of non-fiction including The White (Picador, 1999) which won the Victoria Premier’s Award for non-fiction in 2000 and the ACT Book of the Year, 2000. He has also published a novel, The Blessing (Arcadia, 2015) which has been long-listed for this year’s Voss Award, and five books of poetry, the latest of which is, Dark Cupboards New Rooms (Shoestring Press 2014). His poems have also recently featured in The Best Australian Poems 2014 and ABR’s States of Poetry project.
Paul Hetherington is the author of eight volumes of poetry, the most recent is Burnt Amber, 2016. Blood and Old Belief was shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Award and the West Australian Premier’s award. He won the 1996 ACT Book of the Year Award for Shadow Swimmer and a 2002 Chief Minister ACT Creative Arts Fellowship. He is a founding editor of the National Library quarterly humanities and literary journal, Voices (1991-97), and is a member of the Board of Australian Book Review and was a former poetry editor of The Canberra times. He has been director of publishing at the National Library of Australia since 1994 and edited and introduced the final three volumes of the Library’s authoritative four-volume edition of diaries of the artist Donald Friend.