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Caroline Reid: FREE Author Event hosted by Underground Writers

I'm so pleased to announce my first live author event! And it's FREE. Hosted by Underground Writers , it will be broadcast on Underground Writers YouTube channel this Sunday May 31st at 3.30pm - 4.30pm local Adelaide time. (That's 4pm for the east coast, and 2pm for the west coast of Australia) During the event you can ask questions about SIARAD, my new collection of poetry and prose. If you'd like to send me questions prior to the event, you can do that over at EVENTBRITE, where you can also RSVP for the event. I'll read stories and poems from the book, and talk about what inspired me to write them. I'll also take requests for reading. Have I made it sound oh-so formal? It won't be. I might even wear my pjamas. baha. Full disclosure: I'll be broadcasting from my bedroom. There will be book giveaways, and if you fancy some audience poetry writing there will definitely be an opportunity for that! I've got some fun & daggy writing prompts p

Poetry In Your Hands

I've heard many people say (definitely one person, maybe even two) that poetry soothes them in strange and troubled times. Maybe you are looking for some poetry right now? If you don't know where to start, this could be a good place:   In Your Hands, an e-book of contemporary Australian poetry you can download for free.   In Your Hands is published by Red Room Poetry . A brilliant, generous initiative In Your Hands was commissioned and published by Red Room Poetry & Oranges and Sardines. It contains 80 poems by Australian poets who have had a collection published recently, and whose opportunities for performance & promotion have been affected by COVID-19. There are some excellent poets represented in the collection including Jill Jones, Michael Farrell, Ellen van Neerven, Ali Whitelock, Mark Tredennick. I am very grateful and excited that 'Talking Bob Dylan Blues', one of my poems from my collection SIARAD has been included in In Your Hands. Ev