Friday, April 23, 2010

Books, Banjo and Bushmen. 29th April

Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre
29th April 2.00 - 3.30pm
2 Newham Way. Central Square.

As part of The Independent Type exhibition there are a series of workshops and presentations including the curator talk with Steve Grimwade and Adam Wallace on self publishing and writing for children. Arnold Zable, Jared Henry and Glenys Osbourne all have something on offer.Check out the website.

Pictured are my mates Dave Davies (seated) and Greg O'Leary. Our session is called Books, Banjo and Bushmen. We three met at the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club and discovered a shared love of storytelling and music. Dave is a reciter of some of the great 19th century poets and writers including CJ Dennis and Henry Lawson. But more than that, he is knowledgeable about these artists who have contributed so much to our lives and literary history. Greg is a collector of bush tunes, a raconteur and founder of the Newport Bush Orchestra. A giant in the national folk scene and a jewel in the western 'burbs of Melbourne. I'm proud to share a gig with these two and am in perpetual awe of their gifts.

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