Rocket Readings is a lively poetry event that has become iconic in Wollongong over the years, hosted by MC Linda Godfrey: local writer and program coordinator of the Wollongong Writers Festival.
The event features national poet Todd Turner and local poet Jack Oats, and their readings will be followed by an extensive open mic, in which attendees with any level of poetry experience are encouraged to take part.
Jack Oats (aka Baker) is a man of all trades, whose first published collection of poetry, Soaring, pokes fun, casts doubts, celebrates Australia’s natural heritage, shares hope, and gives love.
Todd Turner’s debut collection of poetry, Woodsmoke, was published by Black Pepper Publishing in 2014. His poems have been widely published in literary journals, newspapers and anthologies.
Entry is $5 on the door, refreshments provided. All profits go towards the SCWC Indigenous Literary Program.