March blast, and a booklet in the making

What a great turnout at the March edition on Thursday night! Fifteen performers and a pleasantly full room, and a wonderfully varied mix of subject matter (as always)! The theme of “shine a light” proved popular, as did a secondary vein of tree imagery 🙂

RECORDING: We also recorded the session, so in coming days we’ll be looking at uploading some snippets here for those who would like to hear more, as well as making the recordings available to the artists for their own use.

BOOKLET: Craig Coulson is putting together a collection of prose, poems and yarns presented to theme at Words Out Loud to date. Craig says it’s free to enter but there won’t be payment, with the booklets to be made available for sale at a modest price. Deadline for subs is April 30 — he won’t be editing, so check your punctuation! Let Craig know if it’s a reprint when you submit by email at janetcraigkcoulson AT outlook dot com dot au

PETER TEMPLE: Thanks to Frank Carrucan (on his debut at WOL!) for making sure the recent passing of Ballarat-based writer and Miles Franklin winner Peter Temple did not go unremarked. Peter, the creator of the Jack Irish books (made into a TV series starring Guy Pearce), was much acclaimed. Read more about his amazing career here.

April’s edition: will be announced online next week. Teaser: there will be soup!


WOL regular Heather Roche is launching her novel, Finding Eliza, in Majorca (VIC!) on April 22. More details here.

Snake Valley writer Carl Lakeland is having a double-barrel launch at the Printers Room of thrillers Eagle Shield and Project Amber on April 15. More details here.

Our generous host gets his green on for St Patrick’s Day behind the bar. There’ll be dinner specials starting in April!