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Beth Spencer
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Writer, author, poet, story-teller, cultural magpie
Writer, author, poet, story-teller, cultural magpie

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Happy Mothers Day - to all who mother, and to all the mothers real and imagined, to those who forget and those who remember (my poem from the Canberra Times last weekend):
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Fifty years ago three children went missing from a suburban beach in Adelaide in the middle of the day. My piece about the Beaumonts was on Pocketdocs last week and a shorter text version is here on ABC-RN Online (with a link to the audio podcast at the end). So how do we best go about keeping children safe?

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'Forgetting', from ABC-RN's Earshot, for my mother who no longer remembers.

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Delighted to have this little poem in the Canberra Times on the weekend:
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Here's Peter Kenneally launching The Party of Life in Melbourne at Bar Oussou (only about 6mins long). You may know him from his excellent reviews in The Australian, ABR, Overland etc. And if you'd prefer to read his speech, the text is at my website along with some links to some of his poems -- http://bethspencer.com/blog/2016/03/launching-the-party-of-life/

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Delighted to be poet of the month for February-March at Zeina Issa's wonderful Poem and Dish blog - four poems here, and check out her blog for fabulous super-healthy and yummy recipes and lots of great poetry in the archives
http://bethspencer.com/blog/2016/03/poem-and-dish/
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Great opportunity here to do a workshop with the wonderful Walter Mason for free! 
Fabulously Creative - a free workshop at Ashfield Library - February 5, 2016
Ashfield Library is offering a wonderful opportunity to do a really invigorating and fun writing workshop with me - absolutely free! My 3-hour 'Fabulously Creative' workshop has been held all around Sydney, but people have always had to pay - until now. Do ...

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An audio version of 'The Museum of Fire' - one of the poems in The Party of Life: 

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And next stop melbourne... All welcome at Bar Ousso in Sydney Road Brunswick, Saturday arvo 12th December at 3.30pm.  http://bethspencer.com/blog/2015/11/melbourne-launch/ - And more info about The Party of Life and the Pocket Book series here: http://bethspencer.com/blog/the-party-of-life/

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All welcome to swing by for the launch of my new Pocket book - The Party of Life - a bilingual (English-Chinese) new and selected poems from Flying Islands/ASM. Launched by Bernard Cohen, readings by Snow Li and Pam Brown and Claudia Taranto (and me). Hope to see you there! (Or you can grab a copy here http://bethspencer.com/blog/shop/ - these little books are such a bargain, and not available in bookshops - just at events or direct to keep them uber-affordable.)
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