Thursday, September 28, 2006

LCUK: Falling In and Out of Luck

Hello all, I'm very excited to announce that this Sunday my brand new show written with The Mime Set is debuting at Bar Open as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
We're doing three dates during the festival, Sunday 1st, 8th and 15th. 10pm start and every show is absolutely free!
Be great to see you there.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

La Mama poetica - 3 generations of poets. The doco!

Last year I participated in a very special event at La Mama theatre celebrating 3 generations of poets. The whole evening was filmed and cut together by the ultra talented Klare Lanson and is now to be publically screened for the very first time at Loop Bar, Meyers Place, City, on Monday 18th Sept.
Below is Anthony O'Sullivans description of the night which he will be hosting.

This monday, the 18th of Sept, brings with it a fantastic

opportunity to see the premiere screening of a fine piece of Melbourne
poetry history.
Most of you are aware of the massive input and importance of the
long-running, highly respected La Mama Poetica, which has been running
since 1989, and has existed as a poetry venue in some form since the
mid 60's. And if you're not... are you lost?
Anyway, the people behind said La Mama, as part of the recent
Melbourne International Arts Festival, put together a gorgeous cast of
some of the biggest, brightest, most "good God, they're grand" poets
our dashing literary town has to offer. Under the title "La Mama
Poetica - 3 generations of poets", the night featured Sean M Whelan,
Angela Costi, Steve Smart, Klare Lanson, Jez PA Speelman, Alicia
sometimes, Jennifer Harrison and the sadly missed, wonderfully gifted
Lisa Bellear. Amazing cast? Brilliant!
Even better, valued reader, talented visual artist, poet and all
round champion, Klare Lanson captured the evening on a camera-doo-
hickey, and in conjunction with Borderline Productions, has produced a
doco for us all to enjoy. Double Brilliant!
And now to monday night. I, meaning me, Anthony O'Sullivan,
invite you all to sit a spell at Loop Bar, Meyers place in the CBD and
witness the first ever airing of Klare's fine film. Hosted by me (oh,
stop, I'm blushing), with a talk by one of the brains behind La Mama
and that very special night, Jeltje, and introduction by the one and
only (I've checked) Klare Lanson, this will be glorious! And all this,
fine young animals, for the laughable pitance off $5!!! It starts @
7:30, and we will be on time!!! Come, bring friends, bring your
eyeballs, see what vibrancy in art is all about!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Performing at Voiceworks launch this Thursday

This Thursday night at Trades Hall I'll be doing a short spoken word set in support of the launch for Voiceworks magazine - The Superfunhappy issue!
This is my buddy Tom Doig's last issue as editor and should be a wild, wild night. There's plenty of stuff to entertain, so come on down!
Cnr of Victoria and Lygon Street.
Starts 7:30pm.
$5/$8 with magazine.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Death to Your Dreams comes to Geelong!

As part of the launch celebrations for the new issue of Going Down Swinging I'll be performing with The Mime Set in Geelong on Thurs night. A bitchin' lineup it is too because joining me will be world famous poet Pio and the amazing Klare Lanson. As well as local Geelong poets and the usual GDS mayhem. Check tha' details down below.

This Thursday, the GDS launch bandwagon rolls over the Westgate for a big springtime gig across the bay, as part of National Poetry Week! Ahh, Geelong - where rock'n'roll and poetry meet, shake hands, and do something lewd behind the sea wall ... Where is it? Why, it's at the Limelight Lounge, 155 Moorabool Street, Geelong! When is it? Well, its from 7.30pm on Thursday, 7th September, that's when! Who is on? SO Glad you asked! We have a sultry and salty lineup of poets and music for you on the night, with: + Sean Whelan and the mime set, with their poetry/music show 'Death to Your Dreams' + Australia's techno-poet Klare Lanson + The [In]famous TT-O + Jess Dunn & Matiss Schubert + Brendan Ryan How much will it cost me? Why, a mere $5 will get you through the doors, whilst $10 will furnish you with a copy of GDS #23 book+CD as you pass! We hope to see you there, to help us swing into springtime in true GDS style!

Monday, September 04, 2006

This Wed Sept 6th it's Babble time!

This Wed night Babble returns with a very special guest I met in Brisbane at the Queensland Poetry Festival, the lovely Hinemoana Baker. Hinemoana completely dazzled the punters in Brisbane and she will dazzle you too if you get along. Also appearing are an incredible duo I first saw perform at Glitch called Twilight Mockery. And special guest DJ KLare Lanson! Yeah! What more do you want? Oh, you want a 'Celebrity' themed open mic too? Okay, you got it. Hosted by, as always, yours truly.

Queensland Poetry Festival - a triumph!

What can I say? Brisbane was an absolute blast. I loved the Queensland Poetry Festival from start to finish.
I was lucky enough to meet some fantastic individuals. If i was ever in the habit of sending Xmas cards, (which I ain't), but if I did, I would surely be sending them this year to the following people whom I met for the first time at QPF. Mandy Beaumont, Jules Beveridge, Graham Nunn, Marc Smith, Emily XYZ, Myers Bartlett, Hinemoana Baker, Peter Minter, Marc Kelly Smith, Andy White and many more! They're just the participants too, i met some amazing punters at all the gigs too. As well as hanging out with some of my Melbourne buddies in the form of alicia sometimes, Amelia Walker, Ian McBryde and my roomie for the weekend Grant Caldwell.
I never attended a writers festival which was run as smoothly and professionally as this one was. Great facilities too at the Judith Wright Centre where most of the gigs were held.
All my gigs went swimmingly well. My first night in Brisbane I co-hosted a slam with David 'Ghostboy' Stavenger and with the Slampapi himself, Marc Kelly Smith from Chicago, the founder of Slam Poetry! We had a huge crowd that night and the whole room was totally into it.
And everything just got better from there.
My hat is off to everybody involved and to the punters of Brisbane who came out to support it.