Celebrating the work of Evan Jones

I received news today of a n evening to celebrate the work of Melbourne poet Evan Jones, coming up at the Wheeler Centre on Dec 1. I encourage you to begin summer the way you intend to continue, with fine poetry!

This is to let you know that an evening to celebrate the work of Melbourne poet EVAN JONES will be held on Wednesday, 1 December 2010, at the Wheeler Centre, at 6 for 6.30 pm. You are most welcome to come along and help us celebrate.

The event will take the form of readings and short tributes by a number of Evan’s friends, and his recently launched (fifth) collection of poetry, Alone at Last!, will be available for sale. Its publisher, Picaro Press, has also brought out a reprint of Evan’s acclaimed second collection, Understandings, first published in 1967 by Melbourne University Press.

Apart from the guest of honour, there will be seven programmed participants: Jack Hibberd, Rob Riel, Philip Salom, Alex Skovron, Peter Steele, Tony Thomas, and Chris Wallace-Crabbe. It promises to be a colourful event. Refreshments will be served.

Please spread the word. Our venue is the “Workshop Space” on the 4th floor of the Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street (the south side of the State Library building). It should easily accommodate 50 to 60 people.

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