Thursday, August 27, 2009

Liner Notes/Sydney Launch

Well Liner Notes (Thriller) at the Melbourne Writers Festival last night was AMAZING (the best Liner Notes ever, perhaps the best MWF gig ever!) Major shoutouts to Rosemary Cameron, Steven Grimwade and the festival organisers for including it in the program. It's such a winning concept: pop culture/live music/spoken worders/comedians/novelists, all brought together to respond to a classic album. Sean M Whelan, you're not only a kick-arse poet but a big ideas man. Emilie Zoey Baker, you're a goddess of the stage and mic. Michael Nolan, you're SO super sharp I am in awe. You will all go down in legend!

So now I'm heading up to Sydney for the launch of The Ghost Poetry Project. Sept 5, 4-6pm at St Stephens church in Newtown. I'm looking forward to a relaxed avo gig there. No need to turns the lights out this time. Might even have a bit of a Q&A if we get a good turn out.

Then flying back home to Melbourne to read at Passionate Tongues for the Overload Poetry Festival with Cate Kennedy, Jennifer Compton and Miles Allinson, which is a really cool line up of established and emerging poets.

Check out Cate's new novel here:

Then I have some Ballarat readings, a reading in Portland and the Tassie Poetry Festival in Launceston which looks like fun. And then, after that, everything should be pretty cruisey.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Ghost Poetry Project on MWF blog

An interview with me about The Ghost Poetry Project is currently up on the MWF blog.
Thanks to Estelle Tang.

Why not head over to Readings for a copy?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Flip Side (Thriller)

Well the Melbourne launch of The Ghost Poetry Project was INCREDIBLE! I am so lucky to have celebrated such a big chapter in my life with such friends, peers (and fans!) and in the city's dark heart: Old Melbourne Gaol. WOW! What a ride! The gaol was a spectacular venue and I got to tread the walkways, looking down on my audience as I performed, many of whom have played a major role in my development.

Check out a write up of the night at Angela Meyer's Literary Minded:

Check out pics at Sean M Whelan's:

And the night was made extra special by Kevin Brophy who said some very kind things to launch the book. Stay tune for his launch speech in Famous Reporter later on in the year. For now check out a poem of his here:

Now the Sydney launch: Saturday, Sept 5, St Stephens, Newtown 4-6pm.

But before then it's Melbourne Writers Festival time and I'll be doing a couple of gigs this year, including reading some ghost poems at the Festival Club for Wordplay on August 23rd.

Oh and then there is this small gig: