Book Launch 2024 Thursday 4 April 2024 | 6.30 PM

Café Courtyard, Sappho Books, 51 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW

Event Info

Entry:  Free event, no booking/registration required. Please arrive early, from 6:30 pm, to avoid disappointment. 

Enjoy drinks, dinner, poetry and live music at the annual Flying Islands Books group launch at the iconic Sappho Café in Glebe. With MC Richard James Allen, this year’s launch celebrates Flying Islands’ milestone of 100 publications and presents readings of 2024
publications by the following poets:

Carl Walsh’s Tarp Green Light launched by Tug Dumbly

Ivy Ireland’s Tide, launched by Brook Emery

Josh Stenberg’s nibs and nubs, launched by Vrasidas Karalis

Mark Mahemoff’s Beautiful Flames, launched by Jane Gibian

Sophie Finlay’s the terrarium, launched by Jane Skelton

The evening will also feature special guest Pato Rios Millanao, with acoustic experimental music.

A book table for sales will be in operation throughout the evening. The table will include all 2024 publications and a selection from the FI back catalogue.

Friends of Flying Islands subscriptions will also be available from the book desk. These are terrific value at currently $100 (plus postage) for 12 books. (No postage to pay if you pick up your books from the table.)

Sappho is a licensed café and bar, with food and beverages available throughout the evening with 10 PM close.


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