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Just what I need to start the year with – a Dangerously Poetic workshop being held near Byron Bay that might inspire most anything.  It’s not just for poets, more about connecting to your inner creative.

A one day retreat into stillness and the power of the word…

After the parties and holiday festivities, why not bring your soul to gentleness? Come into the still pastures of Possum Creek for a day of mindful connection with yourself and your inner voice.

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”
–Anne Sexton

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“A Feather on the breath of God”:
All spiritual traditions have called on the rhythm and repetition of language to communicate with the Divine.  Whether it be prayer, psalms, petitions, songs of praise, sutras— all these are forms of poetry.

For both those new to putting words to the page and more seasoned writers, this workshop is an opportunity to access inner wisdom and express it. Working together in a safe, nurturing circle, this is a practice and not about perfection. Through meditating on sacred poetry, exploring sound and silence, we will open to our own divine voices.

Sounds great to me – hope to see you there!

When: Friday, 29th of January 9:30-4:30 pm.

Where: Possum Creek Retreat Centre off Possum Creek Road
Tuition: $ 75. Or $65. DP members

Facilitator: Laura Jan Shore, author of historical novel, The Sacred Moon Tree, and poetry collection, Breathworks, is President of Dangerously Poetic Press. Her poems have appeared in The Weekend Australian, Blue Dog, Famous Reporter, Five Bells, Yellow Moon, Eucalypt, Verandah, Poetrix,Takahe and Radio National’s Poetica. Co- editor of 8 poetry books, she has taught poetry and creative writing for 25 years both on the North Coast and in the U.S.

To enrol: Contact Laura on 66801-967 or email-lshore@linknet.com.au

Dangerously Poetic is an incorporated community group seeking to encourage, publish and promote quality poetry from the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

For more information about Dangerously Poetic Press click here

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Dangerously Poetic Press is a community group from the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, that encourages, publishes and promotes quality local poetry.

Author Laura Shore is one of the main driving forces behind this organisation as she is very passionate about poetry and the written word. Laura is also very eloquent and expressive when it comes to poetry readings and fires up the audience with her enthusiasm!

Dangerously Poetic Press have 2 upcoming poetry readings that are sure to be uplifting and inspiring.

Laura Jan Shore and Bev Sweeney will read selections from Dangerously Poetic’s latest anthology

All the Way Home, Poetry From Byron Bay and Beyond.

Enjoy a cuppa.

Check out the library’s free flowing poem.
You might like to add a line.

Laura Shore, Katherine Boorman and Mayor Jan Barham at the Book Launch

Laura Shore, Katherine Boorman and Mayor Jan Barham at the Book Launch

2pm  Thursday November 19 Mullumbimby Library. Station St . Mullumbimby.
This is a free event.

Also, Mark your calendars for our last 2009 reading

A Celtic Christmas Celebration

This will be held at the
Yogalates Centre in Bangalow on Sunday, the 29th of November at 3:30 pm.


Our own local Irishman, Karl Farren will regale us with his original songs.
Poetry on the Celtic theme will be performed by local actress, Susan Hayward and poet, Paul C. Pritchard.

Open Reading…

You are invited to share your favourite poem on the theme of celebration or a Celtic poem either classical or contemporary. Or share a poem you have written.

Please bring a plate to share for afternoon tea. Pre-wrapped books perfect for holiday gifts will be available at sale prices as well as Karl’s cds so save some shopping for Sunday afternoon.

Admission $5.

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It’s that beautiful time of the year when the weather is just perfect (not too hot and not too cold), and the Jacaranda trees demand our attention with their striking display of floral beauty.

The Jacaranda is a South American tree which grows very well in this sub-tropical region. Their beauty is most bountiful in the City of Grafton situated in the Northern Rivers of NSW.  Hundreds of Jacaranda Trees line the streets and parks as they were planted in the 1880’s by the council.


Grafton City comes alive as the Annual Jacaranda Festival celebrates its 75th year with many events leading up to the Grand Float Procession on the 7th November, finishing with the Fun Run the following day.
For more information click here

Sammy, the much loved and very lucky Greyhound will be attending the Jacaranda Festival as a good will ambassador. Sammy, whose racing name was Mister Jay Dee, is going back to his favourite track at Grafton on Saturday 7th November where he will lead the parade of greyhounds for the main race at 3 pm. It’s the first time a retired greyhound (non stud dog), has lived and returned to the track.

Sammy promoting Friends of the Hound at Gold Coast Show 2009

Sammy promoting Friends of the Hound at Gold Coast Show 2009

He’ll be wearing his Friends of the Hound coat and will be promoting and hopefully raising money, and get the message out that owners and trainers should support organisations to find homes for the dogs that have done their best on the track, and not to destroy them because they have passed their “use by” date. Good on you Sammy!

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Mark your calendars,
Dangerously Poetic Press are excited to be launching
their 9th book on October 9th (sounds auspicious)
and invite you to come and join the fun.

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Well-known local musician, Mook, and the Hulahine dancers
will add to the fun. Copies of book will be available at the
special launch price of $22/ $20 for DP members.

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All are invited to enjoy poetry, music, and dance with a celebratory
glass of bubbly and finger food by Luscious to cap it off.

Dangerously Poetic is an incorporated community group seeking to encourage, publish and promote quality poetry from the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

For more information about Dangerously Poetic Press, click here

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