Sunday, June 8, 2014

La Mama Poetica -TOMORROW NIGHT! (Tuesday June 10th)


Tomorrow night (or tonight if you're reading this Tuesday) I'm honored to be performing at La Mama Poetica, which as a long-time Melbourne poet, is a kinda a big deal. La Mama theater has a proud place in the history of Melbourne underground/grass-roots/bohemian culture. (At least according to some documentary I saw about Lygon Street. Anyway... trust me, and more importantly come along!)

La Mama Courthouse Theatre
349 Drummond Street, Carlton

Here's some details on (besides yours truly... you know who I am presumably or you're not reading this).

Paul Mitchell is a Melbourne-based poet, fiction writer and journalist. His first poetry collection 'Minorphysics' won the 2003 IP Picks Award for Best Unpublished Australian Poetry Manuscript. In 2007, he published 'Awake Despite The Hour' (Five Islands Press) and a collection of short fiction 'Dodging The Bull' (Wakefield Press). In 2013 he wrote, produced and performed 'Being A Wheel Family', a poetry-based show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Paul was co-judge of the 2013 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry, and teaches creative writing at Melbourne and RMIT Universities. He is completing a PhD in English (Creative Writing) at Latrobe University.

Bronwyn Lovell is a Melbourne poet who has been published in 'Australian Love Poems', 'Cordite Poetry Review' and the 'Global Poetry Anthology'. Bronwyn was the winner of the 2013 Adrien Abbott Poetry Prize and has been shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize and the Montreal Poetry Prize. She works as a Publications Officer for Writers Victoria, writes a poetry column for 'Lip' magazine and is Australian Poetry's poet-in-residence at 'Kinfolk' in Melbourne.

Lish is a Melbourne entertainer who writes poetry plays, short stories, comedy and songs for adults and children. She has two chapbooks, Butterflies of New Dawn (1996) and Leather Skin, (2002) and one recent poetry collection Breath (Luckner Press 2014). She has co-written and performed in several plays, including The Stork (with Kerry Scuffins for Overload 2004), Goddess Wanted must provide own pedestal (Melbourne Comedy Festival, 2005) and played Venus in Venus of Marrickville (a modern readaptation of Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis by Komninos Konstantinos Zervos). Along with Pamela 'Mimi' Sidney, Patrick Alexander & Paul Skec, Lish was one of the four founders of Accidental Poets @ Good Morning Captain. She has organized and hosted readings at various Melbourne venues, organised several song and poetry writing workshops and was the winner of the Human Rights Poetry Slam Award in 2010

$12 Full / $8 Concession
Box Office & bar 7.30pm

You can book ticket online at
or phone 9347 6142

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Going to break out some new poems and a few classics.  Hope to see you there.



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