Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gawler Poets at the Pub

A poet sent me a txt message this morning, asking about the results of the Adelaide Plains Poetry competition results. I sent a message letting her know the results are on this blog here, I hope you can get here Chris!

She also asked about the Gawler Poets at the Pub, what dates they're on. I included that info in the txt message, so I'm  hoping she'll come to join us. That reminded me though that I haven't written much about Gawler Poets at the Pub here. I should have, just never got around to it, or perhaps did ages ago and have forgotten.

It doesn't matter which, I'm writing about it now. Gawler Poets at the Pub is on the last Sunday of the month, in the Prince Albert Hotel, starting at 2pm. We have a core group of people who almost always come along, and extras who show up when they can. The event is put on by a committee, of which I am a member, and I find it to be the friendliest little poetry reading around!

This was taken on in 2010 by the committee when long time organiser Martin Johnson stepped back after running it in various pubs in Gawler for fifteen years. Martin did a mighty fine job, and I believe the committee is  doing a good job too!

Those who want to read their work are asked to write down their name in the book and put a gold coin donation in the tin. Then they have their time to read their work, to be appreciated by the attentive audience. If the reader hands in their poems read as requested, they'll have the chance to be considered for the anthology which is put together annually.

This is all going well, and we've had some fine guest poets to entertain us, and are always open to requests from poets for the guest position if they have a new collection or any other exciting poetic happening. So if you like or love poetry and you can get to Gawler on the last Sunday of the month, come and join in!

There is a Facebook page for Gawler Poets at the Pub, you'll find it here

The committee is made up of Helen Lindstrom, Gary McCrae, Sharon Kernot and me, Carolyn Cordon.


john malone said...

I heartily endorse all that Carolyn says; it's a wonderful afternoon with fine people and fine poetry. I always come away feeling happy

Carolyn Cordon said...

So, are you coming along this month for Mike's big day then John? It should be fun, that's for sure.

We spoke about you Mr Malone at the Creatability Poetry Group at the Writer's Centre today, all good things about how inspiring one member found your Big Blue Mouth book.

john malone said...

the Creatabilty poetry group, what is that?

Yes I will be there. So Mike is guesr reader? that is good; as you know we often visit one another's blogs

Carolyn Cordon said...

The Creatability Poetry Group is a new poetry group at the SA Writers Centre. The group members are part of Sharon Kernot's client group. We all have some level of disability, and we all love poetry. Don't be surprised if Sharon gets in contact with you at some stage to come and see us at some stage!

We meet every month or so and share knowledge and poetry. It's a fun group and we're working at making it a bigger group and maybe even more fun!

And yes, Mike's going to be the one for us this month, I'm looking forward to hearing what he has to say.

john malone said...

it sounds goog; I hope Sharon does contact me

hey Carolyn: I've rewritten the openoing of the poem --- if you get a chance drop by and let me know what you think

Carolyn Cordon said...

OK John, I'll take a look!