Join us and meet other writers!

In the leafy grounds and hibiscus shade of the Fremantle Arts Centre Café.

Flame Trees in the Courtyard

Take your time to feel the energy of leaf power.

Friendly Fauna

Oh good, a bunch of writers with food!

Always be on the lookout for strange characters

They will make an interesting plot.

Haiku for Joyce

concrete two-seater
come, come, all writers sit on
my hard art

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Weekly Spoken Word!

Perth's weekly spoken word event, the Perth Poetry Club, happens each Saturday from 2-4pm, downstairs in The Court hotel and restaurant, 50 Beaufort Street, Perth. There will be lots of short open stage segments—bring your poem—and featured guests every week. The MCs will be Janet Jackson and Helen Child.
On 4 April the Club is privileged to present the rockin' thesaurus himself, allan boyd the Antipoet. On 11 April, Perth's unique cellist poet, Kevin Gillam.
Entry is free but donations will be encouraged. We hope to be able to pay our guest poets. For more information visit Perth Poetry Club

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Emerging Writers Grants 2009

A Great Opportunity!

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) is managing the Australia Council’s Emerging Writers Grants in 2009, under a program whose formal title is “The Australia Council’s Writers/Illustrators’ Initiative managed by the Australian Society of Authors”. The ASA will assess applications and pay grants totalling $175,000. Individual grants will be for $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000. Application forms and more information will be available on the ASA website, under Services, in April. The program will be widely advertised in May. Applications will open on 1 June and close on 30 June. Results will be advised in October. Eligibility and selection criteria are available now on their website.
Australian Society of Authors

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lunchtime Reading on Friday 13th March

Les Wicks to read at OOTA

FAW(WA) poet in residence, Les Wicks will join us for lunch this FRIDAY, March 13th,12 noon(after our usual poetry class) and will read some of his work.

For 30 years Les has been a figure of substance in the Australian literary community. He has been a guest at most of the nation’s literary festivals, toured widely and been published in well over 190 newspapers, anthologies and magazines across 11 countries in 7 languages. Stylistically, the poet sits between camps. Seen as both a “stage” and “page” poet, his work is a mix of accessibility and dense language use. He is a master of capturing the vernacular. Poems are both humorous and fierce, often in the same poem.


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