Thursday, April 07, 2016

Book Launch - For All The Veronicas (The Dog Who Staid), Wednesday 27 April, 19:30–22:00

Presented by BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! with the support of the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.

Wednesday 27 April you are invited to a night of poetry, music and performance from some of Canberra’s most original writers, musicians and performers. Including Eleanor Malbon, David Finnigan, Nick Delatovic and Melinda Smith, this gathering is to launch Andrew Galan’s latest collection, For All The Veronicas (The Dog Who Staid) - New Poems, published by Brisbane’s Bareknuckle Books. The event will be MCed by BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!’s Joel Barcham.

So join us at the Gorman Arts Centre from 7:30pm for an 8pm start.

Cost: Free.

Drinks and books available for sale at the event.

If you would like more information about each of our performers please read on.

Andrew Galan
Andrew Galan is an internationally published poet and co-producer of renowned poetry event BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!. Described by reviewers as ‘riddled with satire’, his poetry is gut, direct, and imagination and reality meeting to eat and fight. Showcased at events including the Woodford, National Folk and Queensland Poetry festivals, and Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, his verse appears in journals such as the Best Australian Poems, Jet Fuel Review and Cordite. That Place of Infested Roads (life during wartime) - KF&S Press, 2013 - is his first book. His latest is For All the Veronicas (The Dog Who Staid) - Bareknuckle Books, 2016.

Melinda Smith
Melinda Smith won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for her fourth book of poems, Drag down to unlock or place an emergency call (Pitt St Poetry, 2013). She has performed her work all over Australia. She is based in Canberra, and is currently poetry editor of The Canberra Times. Her next book of poems will be out later in 2016.

Nick Delatovic
Nick Delatovic is a writer, producer and performer based in Canberra. He has been one of the folks behind You Are Here festival since 2011, creating and assisting with hundreds of experimental arts events in that time. An alumni of the Street Theatre's Hive program for emerging writers, Nick has written stage plays including Rig (2011) and The Last Prom (2013). He is currently touring Bomb Collar, his one-man sci-fi cabaret musical. As one half of music-and-film production company Lick Nuke he has created dozens of music videos and the odd short film, including the Screen ACT-commissioned Lights (2013).

David Finnigan
David is a writer, theatre-maker, festival producer and pharmacy assistant from Canberra, Australia. With science-theatre ensemble Boho, he works with research scientists from institutions including University College London, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, CSIRO and the Australian Academy of Sciences. He has been a resident artist for the Battersea Arts Centre in London, Tanghalang Pilipino in Manila and Campos de Gutierrez in Medellin, Colombia. David has been commissioned to create new work for organisations including, Coney, the Powerhouse Museum, the Canberra Street Theatre, Opera Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive, and the Free Word Centre in London, and his scripts have been nominated for the Max Afford National Playwrights Award and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award. David is a Churchill Fellow (2012) and an Australia Council Early Career Fellow (2014-16) and founded and co-directed two ongoing arts festivals: the Crack Theatre Festival in Newcastle (2009-10), and the You Are Here festival in Canberra (2011-13).

Eleanor Malbon
Ellie is a Canberran who writes poetry. She performs predominantly in Canberra; including for BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, Feminartsy, RIP publishing, Grapple publishing, Scissors Paper Pen, the Canberra Poetry Slam, You Are Here festival and various other charming pop up events.

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