Sunday, November 14, 2010

Poetry at Bowral Library: November 15, 7 pm

The Poetry and Place tour of libraries across the STARTS region (Southern Tablelands and Highlands) culminates in a last reading by Russell Erwin, Robyn Lance and Mark Tredinnick on Monday, November 15, 7 pm at the Bowral Library, Bendooley Street, Bowral.

Russell Erwin, Robyn Lance and Mark Tredinnick are three of the team of poets involved in the overall project Poetry: The Indelible Stencil, along with Jane Baker, Margaret Berry, Nicola Bowery, Harry Laing, Elizabeth Lawson and Lizz Murphy (also project coordinator).

Whether intimate discussions with the ‘small and select’ audiences at Queanbeyan and Yass (6 for 6.30 pm is a dicey time slot we’ve decided), the highly entertaining at Crookwell (with gum leaf music and hilarious bush poetry part of the conversation), the heartfelt exchanges on arts and environment in Braidwood and community and land in Boorowa or the unadulterated enthusiasm for poetry of place from the mob of 35 at Goulburn, Poetry and Place is leaving its mark…sometimes a question mark…

Why Braidwood? asks poet Harry Laing in Backbone (Bunda Press 2010). Why travel? asks poet Nicola Bowery in Goatfish (Bunda Press 2007). What is place? asks Doreen at Crookwell. Is it about belonging? asks Alix in Yass…

You can hear four of the Poetry and Place poets - Jane Baker, Harry Laing, Robyn Lance, Lizz Murphy -interviewed by Michael Cathcart for ABC Radio National's Bush Telegraph (Thursday November 11) here

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Poetry and Place tour: STARTS, libraries, the media, Country Arts Support Program a NSW Government initiative delivered by Regional Arts NSW and Regional Arts Boards.

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