Episode 27 - Storyteller Fiona Garrood

November 27, 2012

Fiona Garrood joins John on the podcast today, to talk about her life, most-loved books and how she came to be a storyteller. Listen In is our National Year of Reading story-time for grown-ups with Fiona reading short stories by popular authors. Fiona has also been reading stories on community radio RBM FM 89.1 for a couple of years.  Fiona says “There is no age limit to the magic of stories.  Why should children have all the fun?”

Episode 26 - Poet Craig Billingham

November 15, 2012

Join John Merriman as he talks to Craig Billingham, a Blue Mountains based poet. Craig's poems have been published in many Australian journals, including recently in Heat, Meanjin, Snorkel, and Antipodes. Craig's poem "The Fan" was published in 2011 as part of The Red Room Company's Sun Herald "Extra" Series. He will also be one of the poets performing at Poetry Under the Stars on Friday 30th November 2012, at the new Katoomba Library in the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

Here are some links to Craig Billingham's work online:

http://reviewofaustralianfiction.com/product/9781922171153 http://meanjin.com.au/articles/post/waiting-for-the-train/ http://redroomcompany.org/poet/craig-billingham/


Episode 25 - Poet Sandy Holmes

November 6, 2012

Local poet Sandy Holmes talks about her favourite poets, love of bush poetry and performance, all with a wonderful sense of humour. She is involved in many community poetry events including the 'Poet’s Breakfast' at the Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba, and will be one of the poets featured at the upcoming event 'Poetry Under the Stars’ at the new Katoomba Cultural Centre on November 30, 2012. Her book, Sandy Versus Sandy: A Bad Case of Poetic License will be available for sale on the night.


Episode 24 - Poet Gregory North

November 6, 2012

Discovered wandering in the Blue Mountains, this man of many hats will have you wondering which voice is really his. Known for his rendition of 'The Man From Snowy River' in 15 different accents and his adventures with sticky tape, the voices and characters in his poems and yarns could be the result of medical experimentation or maybe he's just a freak of nature. Whichever it is, this three-time Australian bush poetry champion brings a multitude of characters to life whenever he performs. His DVDs 'Man of Many Hats' and 'Stick It' are great ways to relive the experience. www.gregorynorth.com.au