Author Archives: magdalenaball

Sydney Poetry Lounge

On Wednesday the 18th of August, 7pm AU EST I’ll be reading poetry with Damen O’Brien at the Sydney Poetry Lounge, live via Zoom (and I believe, recorded thereafter).  I actually agreed to doing this gig in-person in Sydney at … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Sydney Poetry Lounge

Rencontre littéraire internationale Insta live

I’ve been invited by the wonderful Elizabeth Guyon Spennato to participate in a live, mostly French, Instagram poetry reading on Sunday 16th of May, 10pm AU EST (that’s 2pm Paris time). I’m normally barely conscious at 10, but the idea … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Rencontre littéraire internationale Insta live

3 poems in Live Encounters

I have 3 new poems from my work-in-progress up today on the marvellous Live Encounters special May edition.  This issue features Australian & New Zealand poets (including a terrific interview with David Malouf), guest edited by Denise O’Hagan. You can … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged | Comments Off on 3 poems in Live Encounters

Live Stream: Melbourne Jewish Book Week

 My poem “The Black Hundreds” was accepted for the first Melbourne Jewish Book Week open mic event. The poem was read aloud and live-streamed on Zoom on the 20th April, 8pm AEST.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Live Stream: Melbourne Jewish Book Week

What I’m Reading (at Meanjin)

Getting published in Meanjin has been on my bucket list for a very long time (I’m sure it’s on everyone’s bucket list), so I was delighted when I was commissioned to write a little piece on what I’m reading. The … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on What I’m Reading (at Meanjin)

Fresh Ink: Newcastle Writers Festival Emerging Writers Program

On the 24th and 25th of April, the Newcastle Writers Festival will be holding their inaugural Emerging Writers Program “Fresh Ink”.  This mini weekend festival is packed with great sessions on getting started with writing, juggling writing with parenting, memoir, … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Fresh Ink: Newcastle Writers Festival Emerging Writers Program

New video up at These Flying Islands

A new video of me reading my poem “Not Rush Hour” from my book High Wire Step has been published at These Flying Islands vlog:

Posted in News | Tagged , | Comments Off on New video up at These Flying Islands

New poems at Burrow

Two new poems of mine, “Help on Arrival” and “La Grippe” have been published in the latest issue of Burrow, which has an ekphrastic/mental health theme. Both of these are from a new work in progress about my great-grandmother Rebecca, and her … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on New poems at Burrow

Hunter Writers’ Centre November Writing Contest

My poem, “The Lost Sister”, part of a new book I’m working on about my great-grandmother, has won first prize in the Hunter Writers’ Centre November Writing Contest. The contest was an ekphrastic in which we were given a series … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Hunter Writers’ Centre November Writing Contest

New poem on Science Write Now

Posted in News | Comments Off on New poem on Science Write Now