7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.

22 August 2019.

Poetry at Manning Clark House

11 Tasmania Circuit Forrest ACT 2603.

Other Items of interest:

7.00 pm Mon 5 August. That Poetry Thing.

Smith’s Alternative. Russell Erwin and Ariel Riveros.

6.00 pm Mon, 12 August. Launch of Catching the Light by Suzanne Edgar.

Smith’s Alternative.


7.00 pm Mon 12 August. That Poetry Thing.

Smith’s Alternative. Paul Cliff launches his latest collection, Canberra Light.

He’ll be joined by Ross Donlon.



7:30pm, Wed 14 August. Poetry at the House:

ANU, University House

Carol Jenkins (Syd), David Gilbert (Wagga2), PSCottier (Canberra)

Meals are available beforehand. Cost: $10 waged, $5 unwaged.

Bookings via gpage40@bigpond.net.au.


7.00 Mon 19 August. Not Very Quiet.

Smith’s Alternative. Featuring Arab-Australian poet and writer Abeir Soukieh.

7.00 pm Mon 26 August. That Poetry Thing

Smith’s Alternative. Anita Patel, Samia Goudie, Sandra Renew, and Melinda Smith reprise their Folk Festival show on women activist poets and poems.

6:30pm-9.30 pm Wed 28 August. Dead Poets’ Dinner.

ANU, University House

Venue Graduate Lounge

No. of guests 40 guests minimum guarantee required

Ticket price $50 per person

Inclusion 2 course dinner with one house drink

Bookings via gpage40@bigpond.net.au.

Denise Burton

Denise is a poet, artist and publisher. Her books include Monaco Morning (with David Meyers and Laurie McDonald (Burmac Publishing 2011) Performance to Chairs (Burmac Publishing 2013), The Diary of Mary Martha Stack (Burmac Publishing 2014) and The lived experience : poetry featuring mental health consumers with Maureen McInerney (Burmac 2016). Her work has appeared in Flood Fire and Drought (GP 2015), Not Very Quiet, and many other publications.

Laurie McDonald

Laurie is a performance poet and writer. He appears regularly on radio and venues around Canberra. Poetry came into Laurie’s life in 1992 when he wrote a poem for a family function. He became a foundation member of the Queanbeyan Bush Poets and has been writing and performing ever since. He doesn’t normally get to competitions, but has snuck in a couple of awards when he won the Reciter of the Year at the 2007 National Folk Festival in Canberra and the Tuckerbox Reciters Award in 2011 in Gundagai. He’s produced a CD of performance poetry Laurie McDonald Live…at the Murrumbateman Pub. His latest book is Slow Down to Mine (Burmac 2017).

Allis Hamilton

Allis Hamilton is a poem scribbler, line drawer, song singer, tale-teller and textiles wrangler. Her poems appear in journals such as The Poetry Review, Southerly, Overland, Westerly, Australian Poetry Journal, Medical Journal of Australia, The Caterpillar and Skylight 47. She has also had work the anthologies: Flightpath, Hallowell Press, 2017 and The Creel, Guillemot Press, U.K., 2018. She was a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, 2019. Her art is held in private collections, and in the Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, collection. When she can, she prefers to live in a tiny hand-built shack in the Australian bush, powered by the sun with animals of various species.