|Final book cover|
When: Sunday, 9 December 2018
Time: 3.00pm for a 3.30pm start
Where: Community Room 1, Balwyn Library, 336 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, Victoria
Although there is a small car park next to the library, this will likely be filled with patrons, as the library is open 1pm to 5pm on a Sunday. Parking is available on the streets around the library and in the various car parks behind the shopping strip on both sides of Whitehorse Road. For example, there is parking behind Woolworths, Coles Express, and Dominos Pizza, and near Heart Care Victoria (see diagram below).
The book will be launched by Alex Skovron. For those who don’t know him, Alex is the author of six collections of poetry, a prose novella, and a volume of short stories. He has been published widely, and the numerous readings he has given include appearances in China, Serbia, India, Ireland, Macedonia, and Portugal. Among awards for his poetry are the Wesley Michel Wright Prize, the John Shaw Neilson Award, the Australian Book Review Poetry Prize, and for his first book, The Rearrangement (1988), the Anne Elder and Mary Gilmore awards. His novella, The Poet, was joint winner of the FAW Christina Stead Award for fiction. His work has been translated into a number of languages, including French, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Polish, Spanish and German.
You might like to check out this book teaser/trailer (https://youtu.be/64GJfnNewyk) I developed for the launch. I haven’t created one before, so it’s a little experiment. Let me know what you think.
Anyway, I hope you are able to come and help me celebrate the publication of Libation, which is the distillation of my poetic endeavours over a number of years.