Flying Islands Book Launch and Benefit Show Saturday 12 February 2022 at 2pm (AEDT)

Invitation to the Flying Islands Book Launch and Benefit Show Saturday 12 February at 2pm (AEDT) of the 2021 Flying Islands Pocket Poetry Books by Morgan Bell, Anna Couani, Laurie Duggan, Daniel Ionita, Alan Jefferies, Brian Purcell, Jane Skelton and Sarah St Vincent Welch.

Order of Launches

Zoom Link:

1:30 pm Click the zoom link to join the virtual waiting room and be let in by Magdalena Ball, your Zoom host. Settle in while everyone arrives and have a chat. We recommend joining before 2 pm in case you have any technical glitches.

2 pm Richard James Allen MC welcome from The Shop Gallery. Kit Kelen update on Flying Islands Poetry Community.

2:10 pm Launches

  • Ursula Dubosarsky launches Sarah St Vincent Welch’s chalk borders
  • Virginia Shepherd launches Anna Couani’s local
  • Jean Kent launches Daniel Ionita’s Short Bursts of Eternity
  • Martin Langford launches Brian Purcell’s The Leaving

Short break in which to view the benefit art exhibition online, have a stretch and an online chat and buy books and art

3:15 pm Launches

  • Annee Lawrence launches Jane Skelton’s What the river told me
  • Greg McLaren launches Laurie Duggan’s A Kite Hangs above the Border
  • Magdalena Ball launches Morgan Bell’s Pretend I Don’t Exist.
  • Kerri Shying launches Alan Jefferies in the same breath

More about the Launch

We will post the Zoom link on our The Shop Gallery Facebook Event, Flying Islands website, Flying Islands Facebook Pages and Blog and Instagram on the morning of the book launch Saturday 12 February 2022 if you are looking for the link on that day.

The book launch is an event on Zoom and in The Shop Gallery, joining the virtual audiences of readers and launchers in a hybrid event with those who can be in The Shop Gallery together. Friends from far and wide can join in via zoom. There is a limit of 25 people at any one time in the gallery due to COVID. 

Come and enjoy the benefit exhibition 11-6pm 10-16 February 2022 at The Shop Gallery 112 Glebe Point Road Glebe if you are in Sydney. All proceeds go to Flying Island Books. You can also view the exhibition during the break between sets, at the launch, if you are attending via Zoom.. 

On 12 February there will be other festivities in Glebe with the Summer Streets ‘day of street-side eating and drinking events. Glebe Point Road will be closed to traffic from 11 am between Parramatta Road and St Johns Road. The Summer Streets events are being held to help support local businesses and to provide more outdoor entertainment for residents.’ There will be music and roving performers.

COVID safe plans are in place in The Shop Gallery and Summer Streets program.  

See you on zoom at the launch!