Australian Poetry presents Lines.
We form constellations by drawing lines between the stars…
Lines returns to the Bandroom at Wesley Anne with a new line up of wordsmiths and lyricists… writers and musicians…
`When time´s fragments gather together in the same room
like boxes on a calendar grid´ – Out of Politeness
Aden Rolfe is a writer, editor and radiomaker. His poetry has appeared in Overland, Best Australian Poetry and the Melbourne Historical Journal. He´s had sound collages and radio work broadcast on ABC Radio National, for whom he´s currently writing a new play. He recently directed the Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium and edited Volume 2 of The Reader for the Emerging Writers´ Festival.
`All the balance shifts to the other side
All the planet shakes calling to the sky
All the stars come down setting us afire
And we just stand aside´ – We´re Still Saying Nothing
Ryan Meeking is a songwriter. Drawing from a well of material based on happiness, heartbreak and the end of the world, Meeking’s lyrics soar in company with his raw, emotive vocals; a live experience that will be remembered and must be heard.
`her eyes enduringly
rock pools.´ – selikie child
Inspired by `Harriet the Spy´, Sophie Curzon-Siggers has an archive of notebooks, the earliest housing her first poems – about a beloved cat – at age eleven. As a teenager intent on the reform of mainstream education, she was published in The Age and enjoyed a stint as a speaker on the Melbourne pedagogical circuit but still wrote poetry. More than a decade after those first odes, Sophie has accepted the vocation of poetry, both from a love of the form but also necessity. She writes because words and phrases surface in her conscious mind as on a lake, and if she does not skim them off they obscure the water.
Sophie is currently poet-in-residence at 1000 Pound Bend, through AP´s Café Poet Program. There she runs the Poetry Subscription Service, a stall at which people can request spontaneous poems on any topic. This venture has lead to much interest including´ features on blogs, a fashion week commission, and recent Channel 31 interview. She hires the P.S.S. out to events and also may be commissioned properly.
A sublime partnership of depth and accessibility is handcrafted by Eliza Hull. Her lyrics are heartfelt – the telling of her own personal experiences, each song is like a letter written to an old love. Through years of involvement in the Melbourne music and writing scene, national touring, Triple J support, and nationwide television coverage, Eliza has become a valued and respected performer. Her debut album is due out in June 2011.
Eliza has already had her music incorporated into film and television commercials, and she performs in improvised groups such as Tigerfunk and Jacket Off as well as performing her own compositions. Eliza has been awarded an ARTSTART Literature grant for her writing and song writing for 2011. She is heading to Cambodia to teach music and poetry later in 2011.
Transition through a relaxed Sunday afternoon immersed in eloquent text and the stripped back sounds of indie singer/songwriters… experience Lines.