Readings, events and launches


Poetry in Motion 2018: Canberra to Sydney

Toot Toot!! Poetry in Motion 2018! All Aboard the Poets Train, Canberra to Sydney. Departs: Friday 7th Sept, at 12:00 mid-day. Ferry adventure & Poetry reading at Humanist Hall.

Launch (Melb): ‘Horse’ by Ania Walwicz

Join Ania Walwicz for the launch of her new book, horse (UWA Publishing). Enter into the world of imaginative writing that crosses over into theories of language and the mind.

Sick Leave: Vol 2 (Melb)

Sick leave is a reading series hosted around the place. Vol 2 will feature readings from Ashleigh Young, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Stephen Pham, Lachy Mckenzie and John Hand. 

Launch (Syd): Decibels 3 by Vagabond Press

Saturday 12 August 2.00 – 3.00 pm 18-22 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW Emily Stewart, poetry editor for Giramondo Publishing and winner of the Noel Rowe Prize, launches series 3 of Vagabond Press's deciBels chapbooks. Readings by poets Ramon Layola,...

Poetry on the Move 2018 (Canberra)

The fourth year of Poetry on the Move, hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) based within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. This year’s edition, Inhabiting Language, sees over 40 poets and other contributors converging on Canberra for 5 days in mid-September.

7th Annual Francis Webb Reading (Syd)

Saturday 25 August 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM Willoughby Library, Chatswood  A lively afternoon of poetry and discussion in celebration of the life and work of much loved Australian poet Francis Webb (1925-73). Hosted by MC Toby Davidson (Macquarie University,...

AP @ Melbourne Writers Festival 2018: The Big Bent

In partnership with Cordite Publishing Inc. AP is heading to MWF 2018! Alert your synapses to a poetic exploration of gender and queerness, featuring poets Broede Carmody, Quinn Eades, Michael Farrell, Kate Lilley, Lian Low, Harry Reid and Ania Walwicz....

AP @ Queensland Poetry Festival 2018: The Big Read

August 25, 2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts – Performance Space This is a free event.  Join us at QPF this year for our Big Read. It’s simple – it’s a big read full of incredible poets! Be there! Featuring: Alison...

Red Dirt Poetry Festival (Alice Springs)

Built on the back of the success of The Dirty Word and Central Australia’s long and rich love affair with poetry, Red Dirt Poetry Festival brings together poets and spoken word artists from all over Australia and overseas.

That Poetry Thing (Canberra): Steven Armstrong & Ross Gibson

Monday, July 23  7pm-9pm  Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga St, Canberra Cost: $5 on the door includes open mic On 23 July, we welcome Steve Armstrong (Newcastle), and Ross Gibson (Canberra) to the That Poetry Thing stage. Steve Armstrong is an award-winning...