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Evening of poetry inspired by Italy

PASSIONATE local poets Glen Phillips, Rose van Son and Rita Tognini will host a free poetry evening at the Forrestfield Library Poetry on December 4.

The three performers will read from their new book Three in the Campagna: Revisiting the North & South of Italy, which is hot off the press.

Shire of Kalamunda chief executive officerRhonda Hardy said the evening was a wonderful opportunity for local residents to experience some literary culture inspired by the Mediterranean landscapes of Italy.

The calibre of the poets is high and I’m sure the night will prove to be a very enjoyable one,” she said.

Poet Dr Glen Phillips, was born in Southern Cross and has taught English and writing all his working life.

Dr Phillips is currently Edith Cowan University’s director at international centre for landscape and language.

He is internationally published with some 40 books, 10 short stories and hundreds of poems.

Rose van Son is an Italian-born WA prize-winning poet and author published in Westerly, Australian Poetry, Landscapes ICLL, Blood Orange Review (USA), Cordite, and in Haiku journals.

She holds an honours degree in creative writing and her poetry collection is published in Sandfire.

Ms van Son is an editor and Poetry Prize judge.

Dr Rita Tognini is a professional educator and poet born in Postalesio near Sondrio in Italy.

She specialized as a teacher of languages in WA secondary schools, has a PhD in Applied Linguistics and her poetry has been published in several journals.

Light refreshments will be served at the evening that runs from 6pm and 7.30pm.

Bookings are essential. Please RSVP to the Forrestfield Library by December 2 on 9257 9975 or email kala.shire@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. The best part of her job was meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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