Next Sunday, 3 April 2016 I’m featuring as the guest poet at a Friendly Street Poets Community Reading at Payneham Library. Friendly Street, which has hosted poetry readings since 11 November 1975 (that infamous date) is supported in the event by the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters. I’ll be reading with Russ Talbot, Cary Hamlyn, David Mortimer, JV Birch and Louise Nicholas. The reading will run from 1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m., and will include afternoon tea and an open mic session. Full details are available from Friendly Street’s events page.
I’m particularly delighted to be reading at what is my “home” library. At this stage, I plan to read previously unread and/or unpublished poems only, with a focus on suburban settings. Community readings at Payneham Library have been well supported by poets, audiences and the library in the past, so I offer every encouragement to come along and enjoy the afternoon.
- Friendly Street Poets
- “Gough”, 1993, on Introducing the Whitlams, Phantom, Sydney. Written by T. Freedman & performed by The Whitlams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnj68nq2n4c