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World Poetry Day 21 March 2019

Donations assist us to continue a range of fellowships, artistic projects and community programs across the country.  Australian Poetry has tax deductible status as a charitable organisation.   Thursday 21 March 2019 is World Poetry Day! UNESCO declared...

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the tears
    the pelicans are leaving us like a line of words
 quicker than

the tongue drift glide sail waft fly   
fly away 
 something happened here.

     —  ‘Flight FeathersEllen Van Neerven

Out of Limbo

OUT OF LIMBO Are you LGBTQIA? Do you have a coming-out story? Verity La wants your story! Or are you LGBTQIA and not out? Verity La wants your story too! Verity La's Out of Limbo publishes the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer,...

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Gladstone Micro-Poetry Competition

Competition entries accepted until 5pm on 20 March 2019 Gladstone residents are encouraged to pen an entry in Gladstone Regional Council’s Micro Poetry competition and share their poetry proficiencies to celebrate Harmony Day and World Poetry Day. Both...

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Plumwood Mountain open for submissions

Submissions are now open for Plumwood Mountain vol 6 no 2 (August 2019) 'Intersecting Energies: Location, Gender and Climate'.Is climate change the overarching challenge of our time?How do location and gender intersect in climate change poetics?In this...

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World Poetry Day 21 March 2019

Donations assist us to continue a range of fellowships, artistic projects and community programs across the country.  Australian Poetry has tax deductible status as a charitable organisation.   Thursday 21 March 2019 is World Poetry Day! UNESCO declared...

Poets at Petersham Bowlo

Poets at Petersham Bowlo open mic soiree   Thurs 21 march 2019, from 6.30pm Free admission. If you'd like to present, just add your name to the running sheet before the event commences. Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St Petersham, Sydney.

Writing Practice Workshop

Writing Practice with Sue FieldingAcross four fortnightly sessions, Sue Fielding will guide participants through the 6 ‘rules’ of writing practice developed by US writing teacher and author, Natalie Goldberg (ref. Writing down the Bones and Wild mind-...

Riverbend Poetry Series

Join Queensland Poetry Festival on Tuesday 26 March on the Riverbend deck! Nurse a glass of wine and be carried away into the night by these outstanding wordsmiths.Read all about the featured artists below and book early to avoid disappointment (note: this...

Silver Words

Do you have a piece of writing you haven't shared with anyone before? Have you always wanted to perform your writing in front of a supportive and engaged audience? Then Silver Words is for you!Silver Words is a spoken word open mic event, which in common...

Floating Poetry Walk

Kings Park in Seymour, Victoria, will host a 'Floating Poem Walk' on World Poetry Day through the Lagoon Back Oval on Tallarook Rd, featuring poems from Sandy Beach Writers and Seymour residents. From the early morning there will be origami mobiles and...

The Celtic Word

 6.00pm arrivals for a 6.30pm start. RSVP in store, by phone: 02 9262 7996, email, or via Eventbrite. Kinokuniya Bookshop in Sydney presents 'The Celtic Word: Contemporary Scottish & Irish Poetry and Prose Readings' by Ali Whitelock, Anne Casey, Magi...

Third Thursday Poetry and Coffee

The Third Thursday Poetry and Coffee morning allows word lovers to meet and enjoy poetry in a relaxed group. Come along to Eat At Martins 6 Caryota Ct, Coconut Grove in Darwin at 10am on Thursday 21 March to celebrate World Poetry Day and enjoy poetry and...

AP @ Sydney Writers’ Festival – Supported by Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

Australian Poetry is thrilled to be partnering with literary journal The Lifted Brow to present the panel discussion Blak Brow: Black Women Take Control at the Carriageworks Studio on Saturday 4 May at 3pm as part of the Sydney Writers' Festival. ...