Monday, November 30, 2009

Deember International Human Rights day event


THURSDAY DECEMBER 3RD
@ 7.30 pm

POETS IN PERFORMANCE

International human rights DAY

‘Mum! This world lies to us’

book launch by Dr Roderic Pitty
Transcreated by

VIVIENNE GLANCE

AFEIF ISMAIL

Guest speaker ABDULLA ADAM

Performance by WAZA Multicultural Musical Group

@ LA TROPICANA 177 High Street Fremantle

Fair Trade coffee and tasty snacks

OPEN MIC – POETS & SINGERS

* FRIENDLY FREO VIBE * DOOR PRIZES*

voicebox@live.com.au: 9336 2836

VOICEBOX Fremantle:

FIRST THURSDAY EVERY MONTH

Donation: $5/$3 conc.

Dr Roderic Pitty teaches international politics at UWA, focusing on global governance, human rights and contemporary Europe. He has assisted lawyers representing Aboriginal families who have lost loved ones in custody. He has written about the unfinished business of Indigenous citizenship in Australia and New Zealand in a book of essays by various authors titled Does History Matter? (ANU E Press, 2009, available athttp://epress.anu.edu.au/immigration_citation.html) which has analysis of refugee policy inAustralia.

WAZA Multicultural Musical Group is community based Sudanese cultural group in WA. We have approximately 6 members and a wide range of supporters from diverse cultural groups within the community. WAZA Musical Multicultural Group was formed to promote acceptance and understanding of cultural diversity in our society, using music and performance.

Abdulla Adam

Sudanese Australian Poet

He will speak about the Transcreation

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SEPTEMBER: SPRING POETRY FESTIVAL

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD
POETS IN PERFORMANCE
RACHAEL PETRIDIS
& THE OOTA POETS

Rachael Petridis is a Fremantle Poet. As a founding member of OOTA she has been involved with poetry readings and fund raising since 1998. She was on the editorial committee of OOTA's third anthology Friday's Page. Rachael has published widely in Australian Literary Journals and anthologies. In 2004 she was selected for the New Poets Program at Wollongong NSW. In August this year she won a place at the Varuna Longlines Poetry Workshop, Katoomba, NSW as one of four poets selected nationally.

The OOTA Poets are all members of the Out Of The Asylum Writer's Group. The name is taken from the Fremantle Arts Centre which was historically the Fremantle Women's Asylum, where they meet on alternate Friday mornings at 1000 am with facilitator and inspiration, poet Shane McAuley.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Voicebox June

VOICEBOX Fremantle
THURSDAY JUNE 4TH 7.30 pm

FIVE POETS IN PERFORMANCE
From their anthology

AMBER CONTAINS THE SUN



FLORA SMITH - VIVIENNE GLANCE
CHRISTOPHER CONRAD - CAROL MILNER
SALLY CLARKE

‘THESE POETS HAVE AN INTENSE CURIOUSITY ABOUT THE WORLD … CONCERNED AS THEY ARE WITH THE NEED TO COMMUNICATE.’ Shane McCauley: .

@ LA TROPICANA 177 High Street Fremantle
Fair Trade coffee and tasty snacks
OPEN MIC – POETS & SINGERS
* FRIENDLY FREO VIBE * DOOR PRIZES*

voicebox@live.com.au 9336 2836
Join us for a great evening
Of poetry and song in performance
Get onya’ VOICEBOX Fremantle
FIRST THURSDAY EVERY MONTH
Donation: $5/$3 conc.
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Friday, March 27, 2009

About Liana Joy & Erik Christensen

Liana Joy Christensen's poetry and prose has been published in North America, Taiwan and Australia. She has been a guest poet in Amsterdam, Hobart and local readings Pager, WOW and Voicebox. Her first chapbook Wild Familiars launched at the Spring Poetry Festival in Perth in 2006 , won an Honourable Mengion in an International competition held by Writer's Digest.
Erik Christensen is a songwriter and performer who works as a solo artist and has also been a founding member of several local groups, Including Greenwitch, Candlemakers, Craft, Love Nazis and the due Harvest Moon. Most recently his trio gLow has had a popular gig at the Davilak Hotel on Friday nights, and at Retro Chef in Bibra Lake on a Sunday afternoon. He teaches music privately and has produced CD's for other local artists.

Reflections on Kindred/Spirits

It's a hot Friday afternoon and I'm heading up to Toodyay so that Erik and I can spend some time rehearsing for our upcoming Voicebox performance: Kindred/Spirits. Leaving the coastal plain and travelling up the Darling Scarp provides a metaphor for the work we will be doing together. Looking over the landscape of a lifetime's creative conversations, it's possible to see the riverlines, the distant coast - beauty and devastation, both made manifest. In Erik's words "Your bike was green and mine was blue, and in the mullock heaps of childhood we were let loose". Growing up in and around Fremantle, we lived in a house that rang with music and poetry, as well as everyday pain and ordinary poverty. We ran free in the local bush, together and alone. Over the years, we have engaged with those matters we hold most deeply in poems, in songs, in direct political action. Kindred/Spirits is a way to share our work in the heart of the community we call home.

Monday, March 16, 2009

APRIL IN FREO

VOICEBOX
presents
A very special event
KINDRED/SPIRITS
Conversations in prose, poetry and song
with
LIANA JOY CHRISTENSEN AND ERIK CHRISTENSEN
@ LA TROPICANA
doors open 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

VOICE BOX 5TH MARCH

VOICEBOX 5TH MARCH
THURSDAY @ 7.30 PM
@ La TROPICANA 177 HIGH ST FREMANTLE
SARAH FRENCH spent 5 years full time carer for her father, taught creative writing at Curitn Uni and co-edited the Young Writers issue of Westerly. Currentlyu teaches Japanese students English and writes poems on bus timetabnles on the way to work. In 2007 had songs Orphans sing published by Five Islands Press.
&
DENNIS HASKELL is the author of 5 collections of poetry including All the time in the World, published by Salat in 2006 , and 12 volumes of literary criticism and ssholarship. He won the Western Australian Premiers Award for poetry in 2007, and has been co-editor of Wester, and is Professor of English & Cultural Studies at the UWA. His Acts of defiance will b e published by Salt in 2009.
USUAL OPEN MIC - POETS & SINGERS
* FRIENDLY FREO VIBE * DOOR PRIZES
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

FIRST FOR THE NEW YEAR 2009

VOICEBOX Fremantle
!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
The year of the Ox


First FANTASTIC cultural event for 2009
THURSDAY February 5th 7.30 pm

POETS IN PERFORMANCE
JAKE DENNIS
&
DESMONDA KEARNEY


@ LA TROPICANA
177 High Street Fremantle
Fair Trade coffee and tasty snacks


OPEN MIC - poets and singers - DOOR PRIZES
* FRIENDLY FREO VIBE *
mailto:Voicebox@live..com.au 9494 1384
Join us for another great year
Of poetry and song in performance
Get onya’ VOICEBOX
FIRST THURSDAY EVERY MONTH
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Voicebox February 5th 2009


VOICEBOX Fremantle
POETS IN PERFORMANCE
* friendly freo vibe *
@ LA TROPICANA
177 High Street Fremantle
Fair trade coffee and tasty snacks


POETS AND SINGERS
OPEN MIC
Donation: $5/$3 conc.
mailto:Voicebox@live..com.au 9494 1384