Well it feels like we’re already half way through the year but it’s only MARCH! Join brilliant poets Andrew Galan, Kate Middleton and Pip Smith at The Beaumont on Wednesday 13th March at 7pm.
As usual, we ask a $10 donation so that we can pay our readers. It’s even more helpful if you’d like to sponsor a poet for $50 - email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your hand up!
There will not be an open mic section at this event.
// FEATURE POETS //
ANDREW GALAN is an international poet and co-producer of the Canberra-based slam BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at Smiths Alternative. Known for his gutsy and satirical writing style, Galan’s latest work, For All the Veronicas (The Dog Who Staid), won the 2017 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards for its conversational tone, disrupted rhythms and a clear influence from performance poetry.
KATE MIDDLETON is an Australian writer. She is the author of the poetry collections Fire Season (Giramondo, 2009), awarded the Western Australian Premier’s Award for Poetry in 2009, Ephemeral Waters (Giramondo, 2013), shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s award in 2014, and Passage (Giramondo, 2017).
PIP SMITH was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of 2018 for her debut novel Half Wild. Her first poetry collection, Too Close for Comfort, won the inaugural Helen Ann Bell award in 2013, and she once spent 90 days of summer writing a poem every day for The Lifted Brow's website. She is currently at work on her second novel, and was recently seen sweeping red crabs off a dirt road on Christmas Island in the name of research.
and your host CLAIRE ALBRECHT, who mostly writes poems about wasps and considers the wider implications of Netflix’s Terrace House.
We’ll also have a short section of local emerging poets - email email@example.com with a short sample of your work to be considered.