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Newstead Short Story Tattoo 2011

Newstead’s premier biennial literary event returns this May with a cavalcade, a cornucopia, a veritable concupiscence of practitioners of the short form descending upon the unprepossessing hamlet between 13 and 15 May 2011.

It’ll be a pretty chockers weekend, with events happening all over town, from the signature Fire Stories evening event at the Newstead Racecourse to the Newstead Murders local crime stories gig at the Newstead Courthouse. It’s a pretty stellar list of performers, including Gareth Liddiard, Don Walker, Gary Foley, alicia sometimes, Josephine Rowe, Emilie Zoey Baker and Eric Dando.

Most of the gigs are entry by donation, so there’s hardly any real excuses not to be there as a gorgeous country town that is the delightful Newstead gets completely swamped by literature for an entire weekend.

Anna and I are part of the show, but that ain’t the only reason to go, of course. We’re fronting up at the Local Literati event that closes the 2011 Tattoo at 6.30pm on 15 May at the Newstead Mechanics Hall.

Full details of the tattoo are over at http://newsteadtattoo.org. See you there.

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A book launch story with pictures

Last Sunday saw the launch of Josephine Rowe’s newest book, How a Moth Becomes a Boat, in Newstead, at the delightful Dig Cafe. Yours truly was among the performers, and I managed to take some blurry photos of the fine folk strutting their literary stuff on the day.

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Neal Boyack – MC, organiser of the event and brains trust behind the Newstead Short Story Tattoo, who gave the event its imprimatur – took stage first, extoling the virtues of his new $60 amplifier, picked up recently at the Newstead market, before welcoming everyone and favouring us with a story of his own about surfing and withered hands. Continue reading “A book launch story with pictures”

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Six more sleeps

Just a quick closer-to-the-event mention of this reading I’m doing as part of Josephine Rowe’s launch of her new book, How a Moth Becomes a Boat, this coming Sunday July 19, between 2 and 4 – a sweet little arvo gig for all the family.

It’ll be Josephine herself, David Thrussell, Neil Boyack, Eleanor Marney, Sue King-Smith and SATED, plus yours truly all hunkered down in the warmth and conviviality of DIG Cafe, right on the main drag there in Newstead. You can’t miss it. And for five bucks, there’s no real reason to.

Full deets here.