Two poems (and a memoir)

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Vox Bendigo Fyffe Award goes jointly to Tru S. Dowling and Melinda Kallasmae.

Tru and Melinda will each receive $500, courtesy of our sponsor, Rod Fyffe AO, and their poems will become our very first artisan-zine – a hand-crafted publication to be launched at Bendigo Writers Festival.

And there’s more… a highly recommended entry, the memoir story by Chris Harrick, will become our first online Vox Bendigo publication. Award coordinator Scott Alterator is working with design team Jacqui and Jeff Lynch to create this new platform for telling Central Victorian stories in new ways, using the potential of digital publishing.

Congratulations to Tru, Melinda and Chris.

We discovered there is a big interest in writing about This Place; but we also know it takes time and creativity to support its development.

We hope this year’s Vox Bendigo Fyffe Award can be a part of that.

We’ll have a special poetry and new writing event at Bendigo Writers Festival, on Friday August 12, to celebrate the Vox Bendigo Fyffe Award.

Details on the BWF program, announced on June 1.


Poetry launch in Bendigo


It’s my pleasure to invite you to the launch of my poetry CD: What did I know? John Flaus reads poems by BN Oakman’Sunday 15 May from 2.45pm for 3pm start at The Basement Café, 50 View Street, Bendigo (beneath the Capital Theatre)
All welcome.  Snacks served.  Drinks from the Bar.
A lively show with John and Bruce. Musical backing by the fabulous Min and Sean.
The best cakes and snacks in town. Sixty seats. Best be early.  Price: $20 for one, $30 for two. Continue reading