Perth Poetry Week

Josephine Clarke reads at OOTA's poetry afternoon.

Josephine Clarke reads at OOTA's poetry afternoon.

OOTA Writers support Perth Poetry Festival, Sunday 13 August.

The wet blustery weather of Sunday 13 August did not deter the full house of poetry lovers who attended the OOTA Writer’s (Out of the Asylum) afternoon poetry reading at Mattie Furphy House in Swanbourne.

Introduced by OOTA Vice President Renee Pettitt-Schipp, a panel of OOTA’s richly talented poets read a selection of their works at a free event arranged as part of the 2017 Perth Poetry Festival. The readers included Josephine Clarke, Chris Konrad, Rose van Son, Kevin Gillam, Shane McCauley, Maureen Gibbons and Ross Jackson.

OOTA committee members Jan Napier organised the event, assisted by Liz Hearnden, Maureen Gibbons and Renee Pettitt-Schipp, and thanks are extended to Mattie Furphy House for providing the venue and to FAWWA (Fellowship of Australian Writers WA) for providing refreshments.