Bellingen Poets in Nimbin 2010

Bellingen Poets in Nimbin 2010
Taking Home The World Cup!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Successful Slam a Standout!

"The weekend (of the inaugural Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival) had many highlights but a standout moment was Friday night's poetry slam, which saw more than 300 (actually it was more like half that!)pack into the local bowling club to watch performances by poets from near and far. 'There is a real appetite to see this page to stage with poetry ... the high energy of the performances was really exciting'" Coffs Coast Advocate, April 11.

"That evening a huge crowd attended the Bellingen Bowling Club for the region's first ever Poetry Slam. Over 200 people packed the club to see local and regional poets and performers take to the stage... the winners of the event reprised their brilliant performances at Saturday night Live in the Memorial hall, where festival guest authors showed off their multiple talents as musicians and performers" The Courier Sun, April 13.

Congratulations to finalists Robin Archbold, Darkwing Dub, Brian Hawkins, Craig Nelson and John Moyes. Also fantastic that there were young and younger contenders for the prize... Ran MC, Aron, Emilie and Crystal.... special mention to Sean, passing through town via Melbourne and Tassie, his love poem received aawws and sighs!We had visitors from Nimbin and Queensland. It really was a fantastic night of entertainment! Well done Bello Bards including Cherie, Kaye, Steve, Peter, Fiona and Will!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival 2011

It would be good for this event to be a success, so that down the track there will be more opportunities for local writers and poets to air their work, promote their work and expand their readership!

So if you can afford it I would encourage you to check out the program at and pick a session or two ... weekend passes have not sold well so there will be individual sessions available.

Last Call for Poets of Distinktion Poetry Slam!

Looking forward to seeing many Bello Bards and others at the Slam tomorrow night! It should be a rollercoaster of entertainment! 20 performers , some on standby as we had many entrants at the last minute. Be there at 7.45 for a 8 pm start. Cheers Liz

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Memidex is a free online dictionary and thesaurus, best I've seen, and very useful for many poets. It's published by Serge Bohdjalian.