ONLINE LAUNCH – 18 MAY 2010
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LAUNCH – 6.30PM THURSDAY 8 JULY, FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE
Fremantle Press, in association with the Out of the Asylum Writers Group and WA Poets Inc, presents an evening of poetry and live music to launch Fremantle Poetry Month 2010. Featuring performances by Amber Fresh, Janet Jackson, Kevin Gillam, Nandi Chinna and Xave Brown. Fremantle Press will launch three new poetry collections with readings from The Westby John Mateer, Burning Bright by Caroline Caddy, and New Poets by Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Emma Rooksby and J.P. Quinton, edited by Tracy Ryan. Admission is free.
MASTER CLASS (BY INVITATION ONLY) – SATURDAY 10 JULY, FREMANTLE PRESS
Talented new and emerging Western Australian poets join us at Fremantle Press for a poetry publishing master class. Presented by award-winning poet Tracy Ryan, Fremantle Press Poetry Editor Georgia Richter and award-winning poet and Fremantle Press Commissioning Editor Wendy Jenkins. Not open to the public.
MEET THE POET – 6.00PM THURSDAY 15 JULY, FREMANTLE LIBRARY
Spend an intimate evening with internationally acclaimed poet John Mateer and emerging poets Scott-Patrick Mitchell and J.P. Quinton. The evening includes readings and a Q&A session. Admission is free.
ONLINE VILLANELLE* WRITING COMPETITION - 19-23 JULY, FREMANTLE POETRY MONTH FACEBOOK PAGE
Submit your villanelles online for your chance to win a complete set of Fremantle Press poetry titles (2008-2010) and confidential judges' comments and appraisal from Fremantle Press Poetry Editor Georgia Richter and award-winning poet and Fremantle Press Commissioning Editor Wendy Jenkins.
*Check out Wikipedia for a definition and Triple Jeopardy in Rogue Equations for an example of a villanelle.
STUDENT POETRY WRITING WORKSHOPS – MONDAY 26 JULY, FREMANTLE CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CENTRE
Who writes poetry these days? Aren’t poets just dead guys from the nineteenth century? There are talented local poets, young and old, reading, writing and publishing their poetry right now – and secondary students can meet them. Get stuck into writing poetry with local poets Caroline Caddy, Scott-Patrick Mitchell and J.P. Quinton. Admission is free. Places are limited.
PRACTICAL POETRY: A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS – 4.30PM MONDAY 26 JULY, FREMANTLE CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CENTRE
Join Roland Leach, poet and teacher, and local poets John Mateer and Scott-Patrick Mitchell as they provide practical tips for inspiring secondary students to read, enjoy and write their own poetry. Gold coin donation. Afternoon tea provided.
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