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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Helen Hagemann, Performance Poet at the Monday Supper Club. Dome Cafe, Maylands

Monday 18th August, brought to you by Jane Cornes and Flora Smith
Music from Rapt, spoken word from Helen Hagemann
Monday Supper Club is a not-for-profit event that supports independent musicians and wordsmiths.
Booked performers are fed amd paid a reasonable fee. If you'd like to be notified as new events
are announced, please join our email list using the link above right.
It's an intimate event, with just 40 seats available.

Tickets to MSC must be booked and paid for in advance online via the
link below. You pay a 30c booking fee and we pay the credit card charges.
There are no door sales. Full details of menu and how to book can be found on their website

Helen Hagemann has two collections of poetry, Evangelyne & Other Poems (APC, Melbourne 2009) and of Arc & Shadow (Sunline Press, 2013). Helen is currently working on a children's collection titled Miniscule.
RAPT - Freewheeling jazzfolk RAPT roam through fields of folk, Celtic, bluegrass, blues, jazz and originals with diverse instrumentation and great harmonies. Their music is uplifting,colourful and exciting. RAPT combine the many musical loves of the band members. Classically trained but with a jazz/ improv bent, Paul Laszlo plays double bass and banjo and has a rich baritone voice. Paul's virtuosic playing adds great depth to RAPT. Multi talented songstress, Ann Palumbo on acoustic and classical guitar, mandolin and double bass is a jazz chanteuse with a penchant for Tango as well as classical music but with her roots in folk music as well as the improvised independent music scene. MusicOz award winning songwriter Rosie McDonald (acoustic guitar, bouzouki, percussion) - has a strong rhythmic drive with her instruments and a rich alto voice to lead us into the stories from the folk and blues traditions as well as providing harmonic interplay with Ann's vocals on the jazz influenced songs.

Monday, July 28, 2014

One Copy of Westerly for OOTA Members

OOTA advises that membership renewal is now due for July-June 2015. You can download the form @

We are also pleased to announce that our new membership journal is WESTERLY.
Latest Issue 59.1 (June 2014)
Here is a notice from Delys Bird - Managing Editor..... 
Westerly is planning a special second (November) issue in 2014, to celebrate 6 decades of Westerly publishing. We hope to feature strong West Australian writing in this issue, so are seeking submissions from both established and new WA writers. All submissions will go through the usual competitive process of selection by our independent poetry and fiction editors, but we do encourage all WA writers to submit work to this issue.  Submissions will close by the end of August, latest.


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