Katherine E. Seppings

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Love & Death in Castlemaine – Poetry Book Launch

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Love and Death in Castlemaine
is a collection of my poems about my life in and around Castlemaine since the early 1980s, in a tribute to the goldfields and to those I have loved, and lost.
Sue King-Smith, poet, writer, and previous chief editor at Melbourne Poets Union,
will launch my chapbook – during the inaugural Castlemaine Poetry Festival.
The event is also a celebration of Mark Time Books, the publisher of the chapbook series, and there will be readings from central Victorian Mark Time poets – Ross Donlon, Tru S Dowling, Sue Gillett, Ann de Hugard, Rob Wallis, and Sue King-Smith.

When Embers Dance Launch Photos

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My poetry collection launch – When Embers Dance published by Melbourne Poets Union – the Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine, Nov 2015

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MPU President Steve Smart (emcee)
Ross Donlon launching When Embers Dance

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John Hannah (musician), Katherine Seppings, John Romeril (playwright) and David Wallace (craftsman)

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Poets – Wendy Fleming, Anne Elvey (editor), Tru Dowling, Ross Donlon, Rob Wallis, Mark Slattery and Ann de Hugard

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Katherine Seppings and cousin, artist, Janine Tanzer

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MPU officials Christina Spry and Wendy Fleming with Katherine Seppings.
The garden of the Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine.

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Photos by Maya

‘When Embers Dance’ – Poetry Collection Launch

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‘Poetry that compels – that challenges, and demands to be read.’ Peter Hay

Katherine E Seppings’ first poetry collection, When Embers Dance, has been called
‘a fearless first collection.’
Published by Melbourne Poets Union, edited by Anne Elvey, Katherine’s chapbook will be launched by Ross Donlon at The Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine, 2.30pm Sunday 29 November.

When Embers Dance is ‘an empathetic and hard hitting rendering of life in contemporary Australia,’ writes Sue King-Smith.
Poems of debilitating drought, bush fires, animal exploitation and family violence are interspersed with ‘hope and quiet joy—a bar in Seville… the birth of faith in a spring garden and poetic musings over a blank page.’

‘The constant note sounded in Katherine E. Seppings’ poems is one of compassion,’ says Ross Donlon. ‘She is able to express her feelings in precise, unsentimental language and through arresting imagery.’

Order When Embers Dance Here

Poetry Monash 88

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Very pleased to have my poem ‘A Hidden Apology’ published in Poetry Monash alongside fellow Central Victorian poets: Tru S Dowling, B N Oakman, Rob Wallis, Nola Firth and Ross Donlon.

A HIDDEN APOLOGY

We were always hiding
in the interim
living on fool’s edge
of love’s abyss.
Open places we could fall
in love
were hidden from full view
in the echo of precious words
that came too late
and of words
that came unasked for
in a time for listening unheard.

(c) Katherine E Seppings

Castlemaine Poetry Prize 2013

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My poem ‘Forest Creek Goldfields’ received a Commendation in the Castlemaine Poetry Prize 2013.

Elliot Midland Newspapers, Mount Alexander Shire, and Soldiers and Scholar Bookshop sponsored the prize, judged by award-winning Castlemaine poet Ross Donlon. My Commended poem will be published in the Castlemaine Mail.

Arts Fields – Poetry and Art

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Castlemaine Word Mine Poets: Ann de Hugard, Katherine Seppings, Nola Firth, Rob Wallis, Ross Donlon, Susan Flanagan and Tru Dowling have joined with artist Lorraine le Plastrier, to exhibit their poems alongside her drawings, paintings and sculptures which inspired them, at Arts Fields, 2013.

Poetry reading and Artist talk – 11am, Sat 17 August.
Exhibition open 2-31 August.
Castlemaine Market Building, Mostyn St.

Castlemaine State Festival – Pictures and Poems

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Fire on the Mountain by Katherine E Seppings

Castlemaine Word Mine poets will be holding an ekphrastic exhibition – poetry inspired by art – during the Castlemaine State Festival 2013.
Poets Ann de Hugard, Katherine Seppings, Nola Firth, Rob Wallis, Ross Donlon, Susan Flanagan and Tru Dowling will read their featured poems.
John Flaus will open the exhibition at 12.30pm Sun 17 March in the Word Mine room at the Anglican Church Hall, Cnr Kennedy and Forest Sts, Castlemaine.
The ‘Pictures & Poems’ exhibition will be open from 16 to 23 March, 10am-4pm.

 

Castlemaine Poetry Prize

My poems ‘Attempt’, ‘My Father’s Voice’ and ‘Peter Wallace’ each received a Commendation in the Castlemaine Poetry Prize 2012.

Elliot Midland Newspapers, Mount Alexander Shire, and Soldiers and Scholar Bookshop sponsored the prize, judged by award-winning Castlemaine poet Ross Donlon. My Commended poems will be published in the Castlemaine Mail.

Poetry and Music

Castlemaine Word Mine poets

Ann de Hugard, Katherine Seppings, John Flaus, Rob Wallis and Ross Donlon

will read their poetry to the accompaniment of

Atmos Ensemble

The Maurocco Bar

3pm Sunday 7 October 2012

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4 Templeton St. Castlemaine (Opposite Castlemaine Train Station)