Readings, events and launches


Collaborative Translation for Writers

We are excited to share the news that we have been successful in our first funding application: we have received a Community Grant from the City of Melbourne to support our work in 2019. This will allow us to facilitate many more collaborative translations...

Writing Masterclass with Mark Tredinnick

The Eaglemont MasterclassSaturday 2 March 2019: At Eaglemont, Vic., The course works for beginners and for published writers: your passion for writing and your hunger to write better matter more than your experience. The Self Escaping Onto the PagePalm...

Earth@Peace Cultural Evening

Event: Earth@Peace Cultural EveningAPRIL 24th 20196:30pmLocation:Pilgrim Theological CollegeCentre for Theology & Ministry29 College CrescentParkville VIC 3052General admission price: $10.00(Cash payment at the venue only) An evening of poetry,...

Double launch: Paul Hetherington + Matt Hetherington

Monday 25 February - 7pm to 9pmThat Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith's  Come and celebrate the launch of new Recent Work Press books by poets whose last name is Hetherington. Join us to hear (and acquire) a new prose poetry sequence by Paul Hetherington,...

Carlton, After Hours: Poetry Readings

A triple reading in partnership with Australian Poetry. The evening’s poets are: Michael Farrell, Harry Reid and Lian Low. Yarra Libraries (Carlton Library)

Sporting Poets # 39

Sporting Poets returns for 2019! Our first readers will be Harry Reid, Elena Gomez & Robbie Coburn. Stick around afterwards for pizza, wine & poetry chat.

Book Launch: Sculpting a landscape, by Colleen Z Burke

2.30 pm for 3 pm on Sunday 31st March 2019 at the Gaelic Club, 1st floor, 64 Devonshire St., Surry Hills,there is a lift and it’s near Central StationEnq:  02 95573248, email: Sculpting a landscapeColleen Z Burke’snew poetry...

Tribute to Judith Rodriguez (1936-2018)

The Australian poet and editor Judith Rodriguez, died late last year. As a tribute, readings of her work are being held in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

Seasonal Poets: 2019 Summer Reading

Readings by: Judith Beveridge, Stephen Edgar and Robyn RowlandMonday 18th February, 6–8pmHadley’s Hotel, 34 Murray Street, HobartCost: Waged $15TWC members and unwaged $10Cash only at doorLight supper includedSupported by Hadley’s Hotel & the Tasmanian...

Judith Rodriguez Celebration

Sat., 16 February 20192:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEDTAdd to Calendar The Wheeler Centre176 Little Lonsdale StreetMelbourne, Victoria 3000View Map Join friends and family to celebrate Judith's life with memories and readings of her poetry.

Position opening: Poetry Editor for The Lifted Brow

Position opening: Poetry Editor for our quarterly print magazineWe are seeking an energetic and organised person to fill the role of Poetry Editor for Australian quarterly print literary magazine The Lifted Brow. The most suitable person will have a deep...

Book Launch: Anywhy by Jennifer Harrison

Black Pepper invites you to the launch byAlex Skovronof Anywhy by Jennifer Harrison Thursday 6th December, 7 pm North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, corner of Rae and Reid Streets, North Fitzroy. Bar tab and finger food Black Pepper 403 St...

Liam Ferney: Hot Take

5pm Saturday December 1stCompass Pizza319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East  Join Liam Ferney for the launch of his new book Hot Take, with an introduction by Bonny Cassidy.Also featuring Melody Paloma, a special guest appearance by Nick Whittock and the poetry...

Poetry as Presence: Poetry Masterclass with Australian Poetry

If language is the house of being, poetry is the home. Poetry does not describe, it holds its breath to listen, to enable, to activate relationship. This workshop will encourage interaction and discussion. Bring in a poem or a line of poetry you do not understand but that attracts or intrigues you it some way. with Claire Gaskin • 22/01/2019.

Book Launch: ‘Things We Know Without Naming’ by Cathy Altmann

Cathy Altmann’s second book of poetry Things We Know Without Namingwill be launched by Anne Elvey at PLC Burwood, Vic on Sunday 9 December at 3pm. Reading, flute/piano and arvo tea. All welcome. Cathy’s first collection, ‘Circumnavigation’, won the Anne...

‘INTENSE’ ~ poetry workshop with Les Wicks

Solid block of hours, writing strategies plus substantial prior editorial work. Sunday 10 February 10-4.30, Brighton, Melbourne. Strictly limited to only 7 attendees. Bookings by 20 January. / $90. 

Queer Legacies, New Solidarities: Readings & Launch Event

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 from 18:00-20:30RMIT Radio Theatre, Building 9, Level 1, room 124, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne This special free event features readings (6.00pm for 6.30pm start) and a double launch (7.30pm) of two exciting poetry books....

Book Launch, Rondo, By Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s new book of poetry, Rondo from Carcanet Poets, Manchester, at Collected Works, November 15, 6.30 for 7.00 p.m. With drinks and words.