Michael Francis Crowley had us enthralled with his lecture on history and poetry with regard to the first fleet of 1788, and Carcanet Press poet Evan Jones entranced us with a reading from his book 'Paralogues'.
Eight poets read in the open mic section:
- Jackie Phillips
- Shirley-Anne Kennedy
- Eileen Earnshaw
- Richard Holley
- Bob Horne
- Robert Baylis
- Joe Ranter
- Natalie Burnett
We had a full audience which included Bob Horne of the Puzzle Hall Inn Poets and poetic luminaries such as Sarah Corbett and Peter Riley.
In June we have Michael D Conley as feature poet and Sheila Wild giving the third Kava poetry lecture.
Thanks to the staff at Kava Kafe, Todmorden for accommodating us and to Dale Hibbert and his wife Sveta for providing us with the venue. And to Shirley-Anne Kennedy for helping me run the event and creating our new website.