Poetry@Chrissy Hills

Poetry@Chrissy Hills

“Open Mic”

WHEN: 7.30pm Thursday April 28th 2016
WHERE: Christmas Hills Mechanics’ Institute Hall, 787 Ridge Road, Christmas Hills, Melway 265 H12
COST: $5 Entry

Enquiries:

Sandy: 0418 523 644
sandyjeffs@ozemail.com.au
Featured Reader: Jennifer Harrison
Jennifer has written five poetry collections, the most recent being Colombine: New & Selected Poems (Black Pepper 2010), shortlisted for the Western Australia Premier’s Prize. Among other awards, she has won the Anne Elder Poetry Prize, and the Martha Richardson Poetry Medal. She co-edited (with Kate Waterhouse) Motherlode: Australian Women’s Poetry 1986-2008 (Puncher & Wattmann 2009), a highly praised anthology about mothering and mother-experience. She holds Honorary Fellowships at Monash University and The University of Melbourne, and is currently curating poetry for The Dax Centre at the University of Melbourne. She is an editorial board member of the international journal of creative arts, Axon, and of the University of Canberra’s new International Poetry Studies Institute. In 2012 she was awarded the Christopher Brennan Award for lifetime achievement in Australian poetry. In 2013, supported by an established writer’s grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, she will be completing her sixth poetry collection, Phrenology Poems.