Loads of people filled Tootsie’s last Saturday for the Yass launch of Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents. Michaela Pothan’s fun venue provided the perfect setting for the event while her staff kept the coffee and cake coming. Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko is a treat for anyone who knows the gift of parenthood. The collection offers… Read More Yass turns out to launch BUB
Thank you to everyone who turned out last Saturday for the Sydney launch of Blowing Up Balloons. A great crowd filled the room at The Children’s Bookshop where owner, Paul Macdonald, provided drinks and welcomed guests. Shannon Dearing recalled the challenges and joys she and Vanessa shared with the others in their mothers’ group when their children… Read More A big day at the Sydney launch of BUB
Vanessa Proctor and myself are thrilled that Owen Bullock has agreed to launch our book, Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents, at Tootsie’s in Yass. Owen is the author of four collections of poetry and recently submitted his thesis for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Canberra. Tootsie’s gallery and café,… Read More Owen Bullock to launch BUB in Yass
The Sydney launch of Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents will take place at The Children’s Bookshop, located at 6 Hannah Street in Beecroft. 1:30pm for a 2:00pm start Saturday 25 March 2017 Vanessa and myself would like to thank bookshop owner, Paul McDonald, for allowing us to hold the event in his store.… Read More Details for the Sydney launch of BUB
My new book, written in collaboration with Vanessa Proctor from Sydney, is ready for launch. Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) is a joyful collection of haiku about making babies, having babies and being a parent. BUB is a great gift for new Mums or for anyone who has ever been a parent. A big thank you… Read More Let’s Launch Blowing Up Balloons!
I just received my copy of Poetry d’Amour 2016 in the post. What a delightful volume of love poems selected from the entries to this year’s Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest. Run by WA Poets, and judged by Amanda Joy, the contest was won by Alison Thompson with her wistful poem simply titled Moss. The… Read More Poetry d’Amour 2016
There was a big turnout at Manning Clark House in Canberra last Friday night (October 14) for the launch of Poems to Wear: from Japan and Australia (available from Ginninderra Press). Amelia Fielden led the proceedings and Dr Carol Hayes from the Department of East Asian Studies at ANU gave a knowledgeable and entertaining address… Read More Canberra Launch of Poems to Wear