Magician Apprentice Workshops at Cowra
Abracadabera! There are amazing things happening at Cowra Library with its Magicians Workshops taking place. There is still room for 13 – 15 year olds at 10.30am – 12 noon tomorrow Friday 9 October and 12 – 15 year olds at 1pm – 2.30pm. These are Warriors Apprentice workshops combining skills from the worlds of magic, circus and Japanese martial arts. Cost is $5 per person and please call the Library on 6340 2180 to book your place. The workshops are being presented by
Manik Jones from the School of Transmogrification. Check out more details in the Cowra Guardian article: http://www.cowraguardian.com.au/news/local/news/general/spellbinding-workshop-for-the-holidays/1642840.aspx
Summer Reading Club
It's Summer time and if you are not listening to or watching the cricket I hope you are taking part in the Summer Reading Club. Hang on you could be listening to cricket AND reading. This year's theme is “Get in the Game, Read”. It is also perfect timing for our author visit by Michael Panckridge who has worked with some sporting legends including Brett Lee to bring you brilliant sporting stories. The Summer Reading Club continues until 15 February so keep reading to be in the running for some great prizes. Read more about it in this Central Western Daily article: http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/news/general/book-in-for-summer-reading/1398480.aspx
Microwave clock keeps poet on time
In the latest edition of the Orange Photo News newspaper a previous entrant in the Australian Poetry Slam competition shares her secret for sticking to the 2 minute time limit by using a microwave timer. 11 year-old Amy says she is no rapper but loves rhyming and speaking to a beat and took part in last year's event. The Australian Poetry Slam 08 Heat is being held at Orange City Library on Thursday 18 September at 6.30pm with performers allowed to sign up from 6pm. There is a limit of 20 contestants for the heat. Check out the display at Orange City Library for more details on rules, Poetry Slams and inspiration or go to www.wordsoutwest.com.au.
Australian Poetry Slam: have your say
Get ready to have your say and see spoken word artist Miles Merrill perform when he hosts the Australian Poetry Slam 08 competition. There will be two heats in the Central West:
Macquarie Regional Library, Dubbo
Saturday 13 September at 2.30pm
Orange City Library, Orange
Thursday 18 September at 6.30pm.
We are looking for poets, hip hop artists, storytellers and other outspoken wordsmiths to speak, scream, howl or whisper or sing your original poem, rhyme, rap or story. Performers can sign up from 30 mins before the start and have 2 minutes at the microphone to impress the judges. Be in the audience to have a chance of being picked as a judge (tip – catch the frisbee). It is an electric live event and entertainment plus. Two winners from the Orange heat will win Sydney flights and accommodation courtesy of Orange Regional Arts Foundation to be able to attend the State Final at the State Library of NSW on Friday 21 November. Come along and be part of it. Call Orange City Library on 6393 8132 for more details.