Readings, events and launches

Word In Hand with Candy Bowers & Josh Holms

Word In Hand  2nd May  19:00–22:00 @ The Friend in Hand Hotel, Glebe Featuring Candy Bowers & Josh Holms This May edition of WIH is set to go off! I can't believe how lucky we are to have the inimitable Candy Bowers all the way from Melbourne - yes the Candy...

Launch of Gayelene Carbis ‘Anecdotal Evidence’

"Gayelene Carbis' work documents family obsessions, the enduring wounds of childhood, the familial shadows that pursue and possess us, and the subtle twists and shifts in human interaction that bedevil and fracture relationships. The result is an extended meditation...

Vermouth & Tapas Bar Poetry Night

1927 Vermouth & Tapas Bar is holding its inaugural poetry recital for budding and established poets on April 27 from 5pm. The venue is dedicated to Generation 27 (a highly influential group of Spanish poets and writers). Traditional Spanish tapas...

Sporting Poets #25 Compass Pizza

5pm Sunday May 7th Compass Pizza, 319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East Sporting Poets starts again in 2017 with a new venue and under the expert coordination of poet, podcaster and critic, Alice Allan. The 2017 venue is Compass Pizza on Lygon Street, Brunswick East...

Sydney Writers Festival: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy

Sunday 28 May, 4.30–5.30 pm ABC RN’s Sarah Kanowski will talk with UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy about her life, her work and her ability to break down barriers in both poetry and her career. Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Tickets $15 Bookings...

Sydney Writers Festival: Bankstown Poetry Slam

Sunday 28 May, 3.00–4.00 pm Bankstown Poetry Slam will showcase the highest scoring poets from its fiercely competitive annual Grand slam. Club Stage, Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay. Tickets $20/$15 (concession) Bookings at www.swf.org.au or on (02) 9250 1988. For more...