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Poetry is alive and well in the southern suburbs
'Ochre', the anthology published by Ochre Coast Poets
Ochre Coast Poets are launching their first anthology, simply titled 'Ochre' on Sunday October 19th, at the historic Waverley Homestead, in Willunga. The event is hosted by STARS, Southern Theatre and Arts Supporters, a non-profit organisation run by volunteers whose aim is to support and promote the development of the arts in the southern region and Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia.
There are fourteen poets in the collection, many of them already widely published and acclaimed, others still testing their ground but rapidly developing their skills under the guidance of the more experienced members of the group.
You will get a chance to hear some of the poets read from the anthology, and the two guest poets, David Cookson and Louise Nicholas, will eminently demonstrate the high standard that local poets aspire towards in the Onkaparinga and Fleurieu region. Waverley Homestead provides the perfect ambience for this event, and of course you'll have the opportunity to buy your own copy of 'Ochre' at the bargain price of $10.
Waverley Homestead in 1920
You don't have to book for this gig, tickets can be bought at the door for $10, or $5 for students, and that includes a plentiful supply of refreshments. Whatever people used to say about poetry, it's a certain bet that 'Ochre' will be selling in double figures on Sunday, and it's possible the modest run of 100 copies may sell out before it gets to the bookshops. The 'Ochre' launch begins at 1pm and concludes at 4pm.