Saturday 22nd. June at Pett’s Wood Methodist Church.
This was an event where four members of Shortlands Poetry Circle who had recently published books gave readings . They were accompanied by three guest poets from the Circle — Christine Pope, Janet Ryan, and Nola Turner. There was an open mic opportunity as well.
Isabel Bermudez read from her latest poetry collection Sanctuary (Rockhampton Press).
Jean Ellis read from her book Goodbye Burma’– a fictionalized account of a family’s flight from Burma during World War II.
Ruth Smith, who was unfortunately ill, had poems read by Anne Stewart from her chapbook, The Art of Unpicking published by Lapwing Press.
Anne Stewart read from her fourth collection The Last Parent published by Second Light which includes a long sequence bearing the same title.