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

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Book Launch of "lemon oil" by Jackson

Tracy Ryan to launch Jackson's second poetry book 'lemon oil' on 19th May

Hear acclaimed poet and novelist Tracy Ryan launch Jackson’s second full-length poetry book lemon oil, published by Mulla Mulla Press. Hear Jackson perform poems from the book. Hear the exciting new poetic voices of special guests Andrea Barnard, Elio Novello, Elizabeth Nicholls and Keren Gila Raiter. MC: Zan Ross. Drinks & light refreshments.
2:30pm Sunday 19th May
Mattie Furphy House, Precinct, 88 Wood Street, Swanbourne

Jackson would be pleased if you would 
kindly RSVP by 12 May to Jackson at
via mobile on
0406 624 578.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Southerly Call for Submissions: Issue: Lyre/Liar

Southerly Call for Submissions: Issue title: LYRE/LIAR

This issue of Southerly explores some emerging ethical implications of writing.
The two perspectives we wish to address are:
1)     Words as a life-giving or life-taking tool: arguably the most powerful weapon we possess, language, is a reflection of our own attitude to ourselves and the rest of the world. Writing in/for the public domain, its potential impact on the readership and the ethical implications thereof compel us to constantly examine our views and language choices.
2)     Writing as a moral outlet: does writing induce or supplant action in ‘real’ life?
Given the pressing ecological crisis, threatening the survival and wellbeing of humans and the rest of the natural world, the increasing evidence of human-nonhuman animal cognitive and affective comparability, and the recurrent dismissal of both in literature, we ask potential contributors to ponder points such as the following:
-        ‘naturalism’ and the revolt of nature
-        Writing and climate change
-        Writing and the ethics of sentience
-        Writing from the other: taking the nonhuman animal’s perspective
-        Writing and cognitive dissonance/doubling
-        Beauty and the beast – writing and the ethics of language choice

More here

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Double OOTA feature @ Perth Poetry Club

Perth Poetry Club - 6th April: Annamaria Weldon and Helen Hagemann 

Annamaria Weldon’s writing goes to the world’s edge where flora, fauna, poetry and other wild things grow. At Perth Poetry Club she will read from her popular collection The Roof Milkers (Sunline Press 2008) and from her forthcoming nature book, to be published by UWAP in 2013/14. Annamaria has won the Creatrix, Ena Taylor and Tom Collins Poetry Prizes and was short-listed in the ABR’s latest Peter Porter Poetry Prize.

Helen Hagemann's first literary collection “Evangelyne & Other Poems” was published by the Australian Poetry Centre in their New Poets Series 2009.  She recently completed a new collection which is forthcoming in August 2013 with Sunline Press.

Every Saturday from 2-4pm at The Moon Cafe, 323 William St, Northbridge, Western Australia. It's a few blocks from the central train station.

Map to the moon...
If you're driving there's street parking nearby. Enhance your social life and help the planet -- offer someone a lift.
The room is on the ground floor, and there are no steps, so it's OK if you're in a wheelchair or have a pram.


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