About jason nahrung

Raised on a Queensland cattle property, I now live in Ballarat, Australia. A newspaper journalist with more than 30 years' experience, my interests include writing, editing, travel, reading, photography and drinking coffee.

Words Out Loud at the cemetery

Words Out Loud joins The Gatehouse Ballarat as part of the Picnic in the Cemetery event.

Poets, wordsmiths and raconteurs are invited to join in with 5-minute open mic spots available, with an optional theme of ‘‘gatekeepers”.

The event will be held on Saturday 22 May, 4-5pm, upstairs at The Gatehouse, at the Lydiard St entrance of the Ballarat New Cemetery, or, if the weather is delightful, outside in the courtyard. Refreshments available!

Tickets are free (gold coin donation appreciated) but seating is limited – please book here.

Thanks, book drivers!

A big shout of thanks to all who were able to attend our book drive on 28 February. Generous book lovers took away armfuls of great reading, raising $320 in donations for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Capping off the day, in the shady al fresco area of our generous hosts The Gatehouse Ballarat, was an hour of readings and poetry. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

We hope to participate in the ILF’s Great Book Swap in September, so keep your spare books handy!

There are plans afoot for further pop-up Words Out Loud events, so please stay tuned.

John ‘Djinn’ Cosgriff, who came from Castlemaine to read at the Great Book Drive.