Pendulum Book Launch

Kylie painting snippet

Kylie Harrison invites you to her book launches of poetry book Pendulum as part of mental health week which incorporates the stand-up comedy of Miss Communication from her show ‘Psychosis can be a funny thing’, short films such as My brain thinks and Brentwood she has written since 2007 and poetry reading at the Mercury cinema on 7th and 8th of October 2014. Kylie’s book launch is proudly funded by the Arts SA Richard Llewellyn Art and Disability grant and Life Without Barriers. Kylie’s poetry book Pendulum has been published by Ginninderra press and is available to be purchased after the shows.

As part of the show Kylie has written and performs in a new short film my brain still thinks showcasing her poetry from published poetry book Pendulum. It is Kylie’s vision to visually enhance her poetry with the showing of her short films that bring the poetry to life. Many people have said they appreciated the short film Kylie wrote in 2007 because they get to walk a little while in her shoes and get a unique perspective as someone with the lived experience of mental illness. A section in Kylie’s poetry book is about peer work and this is incorporated into the new film. Kylie sees this as just the start of her writing career even though she has been writing for over twenty years. Funding from the RLAD grant began in 2011 to have mentor Jude Aquilina to work closely on the project. Further funding from RLAD grant has enabled the project to progress until this exciting final stage.

Kylie believes that this book launch is an enormous step in the right direction for the continued success of her writing career and she wants this book to promote how the lived experience of mental illness is an invaluable resource.

On:       7 and 8 October
Time:   6.30 – 8.30pm
At:       Mercury Cinemas, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost:   Gold coin donation

Special consumer session
Featuring consumer poetry and films.
Date & time: 8 October from 2 – 4pm

Duration: 90 minutes


Funded by The Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Trust



Jude Aquilina is an Adelaide Hills poet/writer with work published in Australia and abroad. She has published five poetry collections, including WomanSpeak with Louise Nicholas(Wakefield Press) and most recently, Beauty and the Breast (Garron Publishing)a chapbook. Jude teaches in the Professional Writing Unit at TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of the Arts. She is also a freelance editor, mentor and workshop presenter. Jude loves assisting talented poets, like Kylie Harrison, to publish their work. ‘Pendulum, is an important poetry collection because, coupled with Kylie Harrison’s amazing speeches, it will educate, promote mental health and reduce stigma,’ says Jude.


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