.Australian Poetry, based at the Wheeler Centre in Narrm/Melbourne, acknowledges the custodians and owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

Sydney Writers’ Festival

Presented by Australian Poetry and Sydney Writers’ Festival 2018.
Molly & Tommy’s Big Bender featrues readings by seven poets exploring all kinds of gender/queerness: UK’s Yrsa Daley-Ward, Quinn Eades, Omar Sakr, Pam Brown, Allison Gallagher, Chris Edwards, and joanne burns.

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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

Batch Festival Sydney

A three-week fiesta of the freshest, edgiest and most inventive new shows in Sydney.

eBook launch: ‘hope for the whole:poets speak up to Adani’

This eBook arises from the Poets Speak up to Adani Day of Action and includes the poets who took part that day and many more.

Eden Gardens Poetry Week

14th - 21st March 2018  Also: “Garden of Words” at Eden Gardens Friday 16 March 2018 at 5:30pm It’s with four artists from Bankstown Arts Centre. Poetry Slams have become a great outlet for expression and often tackle challenging issues about racism,...

Book Launch — Di Cousens: ‘the days pass without name’

Wednesday, April 11 6.30pm Collected Works Bookshop, Nicholas Building 1st floor 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne, (corner of Flinders Lane) Di Cousens the days pass without name launched by  Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, former President of the...

A Touch of Poetry – An evening with Andrew Taylor

Wed. 11 April 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST Add to Calendar • Castle Hill Library 14 Pennant St, Castle Hill, NSW 2154 View Map Poet Andrew Taylor will reflect on poetry as exploration. Andrew is the author of seventeen books of poetry and reads and teaches...

Free TiNA artist application workshop

Get some hot tips on how to prepare an excellent proposal to present as part of Critical Animals, Crack X Festival and National Young Writers’ Festival at TiNA’s free Artist Application workshop.

That Poetry Thing At Smith’s

Ellie Malbon + Tricia Dearborn Monday 5 March - 7pm to 9pm $5 entry. Special open mike Canberra's Ellie Malbon joins Sydney's Tricia Dearborn to present a cavalcade of engaging, vital and feisty poems. You know you need to see this. Open mic note: March is...

Sporting Poets

4.00pm Sunday March 11 Compass Pizza 319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East Poets. Pizza. Beer. Sporting Poets runs once a month on a Sunday. Head to Compass Pizza for a cosy reading by three poets with a range of styles – 5 for 5:30pm. Free Entry Check Sporting...

Equality Talks: Spice up your rights!

Welcome to the first event in The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s new ‘Equality Talks’ series.

Café Philosophique Des Toillettes

Every Wednesday at 8.00pm from Feb 28 to March 28 The Alex Theatre 1/135 Fitzroy St, St Kilda.  Spoken word poetry and philosophical conversations inspired by public toilet wall graffiti found in Melbourne pubs. Featuring a selection of Melbourne...

ACU 2018 Prize for Poetry

Entries open Monday 5th March & close Friday 20th July 2018, with the theme 'Empathy'.  Get involved on social media using the hashtag #ACUpoetry. Australian Catholic University is delighted to announce the 2018 Prize for Poetry. The competition is judged...

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Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition 2018

15th May 2018: Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition 2018 All categories Open Theme, Short Story, Poetry, Memoir, Pauline Walsh Award for Short Short Story.   $7 per entry or $25 for 4 entries. 15th May 2018 Boree Log Award for Bush Verse 2018 Ballads to...

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