Press & Events

Rocked out with Canning Duck at The Oak, touring the home state, what a gig. 26th Feb. Original music done good, true lyricists.


Anne Collins and Tim Slade Poetry reading at the Scottsdale Art Gallery 25th February. A country drive, under blue sky, to hear Anne and Tim read in the North East. Anne read from Listening to the Deep Song, a book of poetry and prose wrapped up in her love of Spain, flamenco and the poetry and life of Lorca. I’ve devoured the book and wrestled with Lorca since. Tim read a new poem about the new born calf – we all seem to have been that new born once – and from The Walnut Tree. His eyes are fixed on gentle, sensitive observation of the world from his miners cottage in the north east, and his mind contemplates each wor,

About Anne – stolen from her website, link above

Anne Collins is a poet, prose writer and editor based in Hobart, Tasmania.  She also tutors in creative writing and has tutored in adult literacy. After many years of working in the NGO sector on a range of social justice projects,  Anne’s ongoing concern about injustice continues to inform her writing. Her poetry and prose also explore a love of the natural world, the mystery of existence, the meaning of connection in family and in friendship, and a sense of discovery  through travel, language learning and dance. 

About Tim – ditto

Tim Slade is a Tasmanian poet.  His debut collection of poems, The Walnut Tree, was longlisted for the 2022 Tim Thorne Prize, as part of the Tasmanian Literary Awards.
Tim’s poems have been published and broadcast widely, including for ABC Radio National, The Weekend AustralianThe Koori Mail and Australian Poetry Anthology.
His poem, Teacup of the Rose, was shortlisted for the Margaret Reid International Poetry Prize. Tim was a finalist in the 2021 Tasmanian Disability Awards, for  Excellence in the Arts, Volunteer of the Year and Excellence in Advocacy.


Drag Storytime at the Launceston Library, 15th February

Miss Poppins, one of Tasmania’s leading Drag Performers read to children, including my granddaughter. We heard “Frockodile” & Whitney & Britney Chicken Divas. Lucinda Giffords fabby and colourful Whitney & Britney are a real favourite with us, so the feather boa came out. It was a day marked with a some controversy and negative publicity, but there was a lot of support from the Library staff and the diversity crowd. Miss Poppins was so sweet and kind with the children, the sold out event was a big hit with the children.


Eric Bibb – Ridin’ tour Australia 2023

Performance at the Boat house, Launceston Thursday 2nd February : A beautiful evening of music with a master story teller. Eric Bibb’s song writing doesn’t shy away from the race issues facing his country, and injustice in the world. He simmers – there is anger – from within the smooth application of music and truth in the lyrics, in our troubled world. Bibb lifts you up with the knowledge that we can be better.


Cygnet Folk Festival 2023

Masterclass participant : Freeing the Funny with Jenny Wynter, 13th January. Stand up Comedy. ‘This day has been the most positive experience and culminated in a live performance in front of a great audience at the Carmel Hall in the centre of Cygnet hamlet proper. Oh man, it stretched you, alternating nerve wracking and exciting. The audience were engaged, they wanted each performer to succeed’. Written on the day. Thanks Cygnet.

Poets Breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning at the Red Velvet Lounge with Words United (Yvonne Gluyas, Joy Elizabeth and the new one, Kim Nielsen-Creeley) assist to MC and read at the event, 14th – 15th January.


Tasmanian Poetry Festival 2022

Open mic performance;

Participant – Live to Air Poetry Performance;

A reading at Hallelujah – a tribute concert to Leonard Cohen & Joni Mitchel.

With Yvonne Gluyas, host New Voices in Poetry, a Festival event

Acknowledging the Anne Kellas Workshop: The Invisible Poem, which I attended, a gentle and stimulating session: finding freedom to write, and encourage the words within.


Dragline Festival, 21 – 23rd October 2022, at Hunters Hotel Queenstown, Tasmania.

MC the event and open mic. Here is the Programme, spelled Program. This was a big, busy day and the community came out in good faith, to support Emmalie Kyle’s vision for an inclusive Festival. I embraced the opportunity to MC, and will always remember to take more fluid in the future! People are a creative hive, and I embrace them.


Performing Artist and Participant in Group Exhibition Dragline: Silk at Press WEST

Dragline Silk was a big show, and wholly supported by the local community. I was thrilled to have three mixed media works on paper on the wall – big yummy 900 gsm, something that I’ve forgotten, because I’ve had it so long paper – all freshly framed, and to be in such good company. see the link above


18th October, 2022, ABC Radio Hobart interview with Kylie Baxter on Evenings to promote the Dragline Festival in Queenstown, Tasmania. The broadcast also went to Northern Territory listeners. It was good to share my very own description of west coast topography with the northerners, and talk about being a writer born in this place – a participants story. A section of the interview has been used for ABC promotion. Some friends keep telling me it’s about Dad not wearing pajamas and Mum always hanging a pair on the clothes line. Yes, you can take the daggy girl out of Queenstown …


Seasonal Poets Autumn Reading, Colin Berry, Kim Nolan & Kim Nielsen-Creeley at Hadley’s Hotel, Hobart Monday 23rd May, 2022,- the quarterly reading supported by Hadley’s Hotel and Tas Writers.

The reading was very well attended and the audience completely engaged. I really appreciated the discussions in the break, and thank those that came out, as the evenings draw in as Winter approaches. I felt so stimulated and awake, driving back through a mild late evening. All tucked up by 11.30, and buzzing for a week. Endorphins were released.


Australian Poetry Slam 2022 Poetry Slam Heats & State Final: Tasmania

With Words United, Yvonne Gluyas, Joy Elizabeth, Kim Nielsen-Creeley

Attend/promote/occasionally mc/door bitch/sell raffle tickets/drive – co-pilot in Hobart, Deloraine, Launceston Heats, and same again for the State Final in Launceston.


Hobart Writers Festival 2021: Embracing the Biome – the More Than Human Poetry Project

Conceived by poet Kristen Lang after the publication of Earth Dwellers published by Giramondo, Embracing the Biome – the More Than Human Poetry Project

This project involved a lot of writing, brain work and sharing. It evoked feelings of sadness, inspiration and the acknowledgement that I come from a broken place, a mining town with a dead river. I still found the natural world there, as a child, and continue to process it all.