Voices for the Earth:

                                    Poetry and Music for a living planet


    A Benefit for the Mullumbimby Community Gardens

Join us on Sunday, the 10th of November at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens

2:45 for a 3 pm start until 5 pm.

The Biggest Little Town Choir will open the event. Hear featured poets Lilith Rocha, Kien Hannah and actor Susan Hayward read poems on the theme. Local singer, Joselai Morris will perform some of her original songs. Bring along a poem you wrote or one you admire on the theme for the open section!

Seating limited. Bring a lawn chair!

Suggested donation: $10

Sweet and savoury treats will be available for purchase to benefit the gardens.

Secrets and Lies: Writing the Persona Poem

A poem doesn’t have to be true and it doesn’t have to be about you.

Discover voices unlike your own. Embody new points of view. Express your shadow self or other sub-personalities.

Speak as a character from a myth, tell the secrets of a historical figure, an animal or plant. Persona poems allow for a wild bursts of imagination. Join us for a nurturing circle of character play.

Visualisations, dialoguing, and other games will inspire free “Rites”. These can evolve into persona poems, flash fiction, or even a verse novel.

When: Six Fridays- 1 Nov-6 Dec. 9:30-12:30

Where: New Brighton

Tuition-$200/ Dp members $180

Contact Laura

Facilitator—Laura Jan Shore is the author of the historical novel, The Sacred Moon Tree and poetry collections, Breathworks and Water over Stone, which won IP Picks Best Poetry 2011. She has taught creative writing and poetry classes and mentored writers for 40 years. President of Dangerously Poetic Press, she has co-edited 12 poetry collections. She earned her MFA in Poetry from Pacific University, Portland, Oregon in June.