Monday, March 10, 2014

Newcastle Author Event: Jenny Blackford

My friend and fellow local poet Jenny Blackford is releasing her new new poetry book 'The Duties of a Cat' published by none other than Pitt Street Poetry, featured a few weeks ago. Jenny will be joined by poets (all amazing) Jean Kent, Judy Johnson, Christopher Pollnitz & Rob Riel.  This is an opportunity to get a taste of the upcoming poetry sessions at the Newcastle Writers Festival. Rosemarie Milsom Newcastle Herald Journalist & Newcastle Writers Festival Director will be MC for the evening.
About the Book:
The Duties of a Cat
Twelve feline verses with line drawings by Sydney artist Michael Robson. These poems celebrate the essential nature of the cat, friend & alien, following in a long & proud tradition of feline verse from a distinguished lineage of poets.
About the Author:
Jenny Blackford won the medal in Classics at the University of Newcastle, branching to a career in computer networking in Melbourne. These days she is back in Newcastle and writing full time. Her short stories are published widely: by Random House, Cosmos magazine and in anthologies such as HarperCollins Dreaming Again.
An historical novel The Priestess and the Slave (Hadley Rille Books) appeared in 2009. Her poems are in Westerly, The Pedestal Magazine, Midnight Echo, Star*Line, Eternal Haunted Summer, Dreams and Nightmares, Strange Horizons, Quadrant and Dolly.

Enjoy a glass of wine and listen to some fabulous poetry.
RSVP Essential on (02) 4969 2525 or
Venue MacLean's Booksellers, 69 Beamont Street Hamilton Newcastle
Date 14/03/2014
Time 6.00pm
Cost Free
Bookings 4969 2525 or
RSVP 12/03/2014
Hosted By MacLean's Booksellers

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