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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Bob Dylan's Spiritual Journey on ABC Radio National

Editors' Pick 6Earshot: Bob Dylan's spiritual journey
Bob Dylan was raised Jewish, became an atheist, then a Christian and more recently has been seen back at the synagogue. Dylan’s biographers, friends and religious thinkers discuss how this prophet of our modern times was influenced by religion.
Listen on Thursday 9 July 11am

Friday, July 03, 2015

Pre-order WESTERLY - in a brand new design

Westerly Issue 60.1

by Kate
Issue 60.1 is coming soon, and now available for pre-order!
We are very excited about this wonderful issue, which has been put together by Dr. Lucy Dougan and Paul Clifford, and features unpublished work from Dorothy Hewett, photography from Randolph Stow in a lovely essay from Kate Rendell, and a wonderful array of poetry and short fiction from some familiar and not so familiar names. It also features Westerly's brand new design, fresh from Becky Chilcott at Chil3 and Keith Feltham at Lasertype - we think its looking wonderful!
We are also happy to announce a joint promotion with UWA Publishing, offering reader of the issue a discount on Dorothy Hewett's published autobiography, Wild Card. See the issue for further details!
The issue will be launched on July 17th at the UWA Boat Shed, at 6pm (for a 6.30pm start). The Boat Shed is access via the Hackett St. car park, just off the Stirling Hwy.
We hope to see you all there!
Kate | July 3, 2015 at 6:59 pm | Categories: Westerly News | URL:


It's been happening every Saturday afternoon since the beginning of time...

well, 1994 anyway.
Hello Poetry Lovers

Come, Eat, Drink and Listen to Poetry,
enjoy the fire, put your feet up, have fun,
re-boot yourself with poetry.
Read your poetry on the Open Mic. 
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JULY 4th



Competition Day@TheDan. 

One Winner, One Prize. FREE entry 
Winner voted by audience, secret ballot

Time Limit is 5mins 
That's the limit, if your poems goes for less than the 5min LIMIT, that's ok


NO instruments, in competition, if lyrics are your thing, fine, read them as spoken word.

Reading a poem from paper is ok, most poets do this.

The open mic competition blackboard opens at 2pm,
the competition starts at 2.30pm

Dan Poets, every Saturday, 2-5pm.
Free Entry
Includes open mic.

Rotating MCs Anne, Libby, Norman and Steve.

Dan O'Connell Hotel, 225 Canning St Carlton.

Licensed premises. Kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Happy Birthday, Alice!

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Our author of the month for July is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, whose Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Come and visit us in Bury Place to have a look at our table of Alice and Carroll-related literature, or see some of the many editions of Alice that we have on our shelves.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


poet and friend who died yesterday in his chair at home.

Ken - call me when you get there.
Call me collect, if needs be.
Just want to hear how things are -
and, basically, where and when things are
without time and space.
Not much imagery to inspire you and
your metronome is silent by your guitar.
No time for poetry there, I guess.
Well, one good thing: you didn't splutter
into silence like a candle with a burnt-out wick.
May I wish for you as I always have
printer's ink for your crafted words.

Monday, June 29, 2015


haloed moon
tonight my eye
sees itself
Jane Williams

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Applications open: Chief Executive Officer

Australian Poetry believes in the power of words. Australian Poetry is the national body for poetry, dedicated to promoting Australian poets and their work, while encouraging the poetic imagination of greater numbers of Australians.
This role is an exciting opportunity for a leader with vision, enthusiasm, imagination and advocacy skill to develop inventive programs to promote Australian poetry and its poets to national and international audiences.
Reporting to the Board, the CEO has a leading role in the preparation and implementation of Australian Poetry’s artistic, strategic, financial, and business plans, and in expanding our supporter base of funders, subscribers, donors, and benefactors.
For more information on Australian Poetry please refer to our website. To obtain a detailed position and person description please click here.
For further information contact: Peter Matthews, Chairman, Australian Poetry Limited at:
Closing date: 5.00 pm, Monday, 6 July 2015

Motivation to Move!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dutch city of Utrecht to experiment with a universal, unconditional 'basic income'

The Dutch city of Utrecht will start an experiment which hopes to determine whether society works effectively with universal, unconditional income introduced.

The city has paired up with the local university to establish whether the concept of 'basic income' can work in real life, and plans to begin the experiment at the end of the summer holidays.

Basic income is a universal, unconditional form of payment to individuals, which covers their living costs. The concept is to allow people to choose to work more flexible hours in a less regimented society, allowing more time for care, volunteering and study.

NaNoWriMo Needs YOU!


This region is in need of a Municipal Liaison for the 2015 NaNoWriMo season!
What does an ML do? Organizes local writing events, spreads the word about NaNo in your area, and gets to cheer on a group of novelists to the finish line. Think you might be interested? See this page for more information and a link to the application form.