At the end of August, Elwood Writers held a literary soiree in the community room at St Kilda Library in Melbourne. The event provided an opportunity for us to present a curated program of short readings from our own work, and included fiction, memoir, and poetry.
Duo con Brio, with Monica Edwards on cello and Elwood Writers’ Jennifer Bryce on oboe, punctuated the proceedings with musical pieces by Bach.
Duo con Brio, St Kilda Library.
The thank you for the music.
The page turning.
The pages gathering.
We’ll provide more information on the work presented at the event over the next few blog posts. For now, wherever you are, happy reading and writing.
All images HarrietClaire Photography
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we tell our stories, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Helen McDonald has a poem, Labours, published in Issue 32 of Poetry Matters (pub. Cheryl Howard, March 2018). Congratulations, Helen!
For information about the journal and to find out how to get your hands on a copy, visit poetrymattersjournal.blogspot.com
Because poetry matters.
It’s almost time for Australian schools to reopen after the long summer holiday, and this week’s edition of Cover To Cover on Vision Australia Radio looks at aspects of school life both inside and beyond the gates. The program features poetry, memoir and fiction from the members of Elwood Writers, and will air on Friday evening at 8 o’clock on 1179 AM Melbourne. For times where you are, check out the program guide here:
There’s a frequency finder (if you’re in Australia) and a live streaming link (wherever you are in the world) here:
If you’re not able to join us on Friday, the program will be repeated on Sunday, and will be available as a podcast shortly afterwards.
Vision Australia Radio‘s weekly literary program, Cover To Cover, will be presenting the work of the Elwood Writers in its Friday 26th January edition. The theme is ‘Back To School’ and the program will feature poetry, memoir and fiction written by the group, in some cases read on-air by the writers themselves.
We’ve enjoyed collaborating with Tim McQueen, producer and presenter of Cover To Cover, to compile this program, and we’re thrilled to continue to share our work and engage with the VA radio audience and beyond.
And don’t worry if you can’t join us on the day: ‘Back To School’ will be repeated and also made available as a podcast. Details to follow.
For a handy frequency finder, or for more information about the work of Vision Australia Radio, visit them online at: radio.visionaustralia.org
Helen McDonald’s poem Deluge is published in Poetry Matters, Issue 31, November 2017 (edited and published by Cheryl Howard).
From the journal’s website: “Poetry Matters is a home-grown print poetry journal that began in Spring 2006. Censorship can take many forms. The inability to find a place of publication can be social censorship. Poetry is freedom.”
To discover more about Poetry Matters and to find out how to subscribe, click here.
Poetry matters! Hashtag poetry!
Elwood Writer Helen will be reading two of her poems – “Twilight” and “Loss” – tomorrow afternoon at Chamber Poets in Woodend (Saturday 9th December 2017).
Venue: Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest St, Woodend, Victoria 3442
Hosted by Myron Lysenko
Featured Poet: Alan Wearne
John Flaus Reluctant Poet Segment
Black Forest Smoke
Entry by donation, raffle for book prizes. BYO alcohol. Tea & coffee facilities available, or visit nearby cafes for a cup.
2 p.m. for a 2.30 start