Smith’s Alternative

76 Alinga Street

Civic ACT 2601

0401 084 773

Monday 16 April – 7pm to 9pm

Not Very Quiet Journal presents Women’s Voices for Refugees – Poetry Fundraiser for Canberra Refugee Support. Poems on exile, expatriation, border crossings, transposition & assimilation.


  • ‘One last Border Poets’ Hazel Hall, Moya Pacey, Sandra Renew
  • Voices from the Diaspora: Anita Patel, Asefe Zeinalabedini, Abeir Soukieh 
  • Ray Mardia 
  • Evita Story


23 April – Paul Cliff + Moya Pacey

Canberra poets Paul Cliff (author of A Constellation of Abnormalities, Puncher & Wattman, 2017) and Moya Pacey (author of The Wardrobe, GP, 2010 and Black Tulips, Recent Work Press, 2017; co-editor of Not Very Quiet Journal) share their published and new work.

$5 entry. Open mike

30 April – Andrew Galan + Gabrielle ‘Journey’ Jones

Wollongong-based poet and drummer Gabrielle ‘Journey’ Jones joins renowned local poet Andrew Galan, of BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! fame on the Smith’s stage.