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Gayelene Carbis @ Cherry Poets

May 6 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

After a couple of false starts (ah life, it gets in the way of poetry gigs sometimes) we are very happy to announce that Gayelene Carbis is our feature at Cherry Poets this week. She’s one of our best and you are definitely in for a treat! And of course there will be open mic so that you can get your words in the ears also. MC for the day will be Steve Smart.

*Open mic sign up from 2pm, show starts no later than 2.30pm (earlier if the board fills up quickly)*


Gayelene Carbis’s first poetry book, Anecdotal Evidence, was awarded Finalist, International Book Awards, 2019. Her second poetry book, I Have Decided to Remain Vertical (Puncher and Wattmann) was published in 2022. Gayelene was recently Runner-Up in the Val Vallis Poetry Award 2023 and her short film Nonno (co-written by Zev Howley, based on Gayelene’s story) has been winning various Australian and international awards, including Best Short Film, Film Nest International Film Award and Best Screenplay, IndieFare Film Awards. Gayelene was awarded First Prize in the Ros Spencer and My Brother Jack Poetry Prizes; Best Micro Fiction Award (SF3 Festival Awards); Finalist, Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing (Poetry); and Second Prize, Newcastle Poetry Award.

Gayelene is an Australian/Irish/Chinese/Cornish writer who lives and works on the unceded land of the Boonwurrung people. She teaches Creative Writing at various universities and is completing the final stages of a collection of auto-fiction, as well as a third book of poetry.


Steve Smart

Cherry Tree Hotel

53 Balmain St
Cremorne, 3121
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