Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cafe residency love poem/love in

It is with great pleasure that I announce my cafe poet residency at my fave cafe, Parliament on King, in Newtown, Sydney, begins in February.

Thanks must go to POK Cafe Meister, Ravi Prasad for hosting me and Australian Poetry Cafe Poet Program for making it all possible.

For the next six months I plan to be running monthly events and workshops as well as just hanging in the cafe penning a few new poems.

Our inaugural event in Feb will be:

          Parliament on King -  Love Poem/Love In
                    Friday 14 Feb, Valentines Day

Now this won't be just any old kind of love in, you might even call it a veritable cross border, cross gender, cross race, cross country, cross-yourself-and-say-a-few-hail-mary's, love in. From 6pm to 9pm Sydney time,  we will be calling on dear friends and lovers of the poetic persuasion, to skype in from from far and near with a love poem or two. We hope to gather a crowd of poets and random poet-passers-by in Newtown, who will be waiting to love them back with a poetic love offering of their own. 

The list of poets is just beginning to grow and we will add to it daily - so far poets Elizabeth Vongsaravanh (and friends) from Luang Prabang, Laos, Claine Keily ( Darwin)  Samual Wagan Watson  (Brisbane),  have committed to a love slot.

Do get in touch asap to line up a love slot whether it is by skype or in real time at the cafe. You never know what cosmic matchmaking and love surprises the evening will bring! I think we will be very busy on Skype so Sydney siders please turn up in hard copy for your slot at the cafe.  

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