12pm, Sunday, March 27 – Everybody Knows Books, Ballarat as part of Melbourne Art Book Fair. I’ll be there talking about my work, discussing concrete poetry and how the placement of words on a page is an artform in itself. Support this new Ballarat Bookshop and come take a look at their very well-stocked shelves.
7.30pm (AEST), Monday, April 4, Zoom Launch – Official Launch with Bronwyn Blaiklock. BYO favourite drinks and snacks, wear your comfy pants, no awkward convos with poetry types, just Bronwyn and I chatting about the collection for the official launch. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwud-Ghqz8jH9b0N95GIZfx63kUTKff2KmM
Buy a copy
For a limited time purchase a copy of the book, or some matching greeting cards via www.madeit.com.au/MelissaWatts
Small Towns is available in a range of online retailers and can be ordered from book shops. RRP $18
ebook available soon on Apple, Kobo, and Libreka.
Thank you so much for your support over the years, I’m really thrilled to be able to share this with you. It’s been a big slog between PhD, parenting and pandemic, but the poetry component has been a joy. A big thanks to the Ballarat Arts Foundation who provided me with a mentorship in 2021 to get this project off the ground.