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Features and Open Mic — Saturday, April 27 @ 2:00pm

Dan Poets featuring Mark Roberts presents Rae Desmond Jones

The Dan O'Connell Hotel

The End of the Line is the final collection of poems by Rae Desmond Jones. Rae worked on these poems during the final year of his life and his family and friends worked after his death to bring his final manuscript to publication. The End of the Line will be launched in Melbourne by John Jenkins with readings of poems by Rae by John Jenkins, Gig Ryan, Joseph Chetcuti, Linda Adair, Mark Roberts and others.

The Dan is Melbourne’s longest running weekly poetry venue is now in its 25th year. Every Saturday between 2pm-5pm, The Dan O’Connell Hotel becomes, The Home of Poets. The Dan is a community of poets, who support each other’s work, and endeavour to improve their poetry. Some of the poets that perform at The Dan have been writing poetry for decades, but many, are just starting their poetry journey.

The Dan is also, for people that love to see poets performing their poems. Our poetry audience can listen, and watch the open mic, with a drink and a meal in front of them, you will hear words from around the corner, and around the world. It’s free entry, and everyone is welcome on the open mic.

Give yourself the gift of a living performance, come and experience Poetry @ The Dan O’Connell. Put your name on the blackboard and be part of the open mic. Co-ordinated and MC’d by the Dan Poet’s Collective, Libby, Steve, Anne, Norman and Tim.