.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.

AP Co-presents ‘Electric Journal’

Join David Stavanger for this free two-part event exploring the intersection of mental health and writing, as well as the divide between poets who write for the page and those that take to the stage.

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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

Josh Stenberg: Contemporary Chinese Poetry

June 28, 3.00pm Rogers Room, Woolley Building, University of Sydney (Rm N397, Bldg A20) Josh Stenberg is talking to Sydney University’s Poetry and Poetics Network about key contemporary Chinese poets who he has been invited to translate.  Translation as...

Bonny Cassidy at The Paperback Salon

13 June 6PM - 7PM The Paperback Bookshop  60 Bourke Street, Melbourne  3000  An evening of reading and conversation with poet and critic, Bonny Cassidy. The Salon Series brings together our community of writers and readers in a program of informal readings...

Sporting Poets #34: Jill Jones, Louise Carter & Benjamin Laird

Sunday, June 17th  5.30 PM  Compass Pizza  319 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057 Not one but two interstate visitors this month! Come along to Compass for readings from three incredible poets followed by pizza and that all-important poetry debrief over a glass of vino...

Natalie Harkin and Evelyn Araluen: Aboriginal Resistance Poetics

Wednesday, May 30 6 PM - 8 PM John Woolley Building Sydney, Australia 2050 Join Wingara Mura Visiting Indigenous Writers' Program for what promises to be a very special reading by two of Australia's most exciting new Aboriginal poets. Dr Natalie Harkin is a Narungga...

Saturdays with Rosalind Russell: Shastra Deo, Rae White, Ella Jeffery, Jake Goetz

Saturdays is back featuring: * Shastra Deo * Rae White * Ella Jeffery * Jake Goetz Join us for a drink and hear some of Brisbane's best young poets read.

Sick Leave: Elena Gomez, Alex Griffin, Harry Reid, Ursula Robinson-Shaw & Melody Paloma

Monday June 4, 6pm-8pm KINGS Artist-Run 171 King Street, Level 1, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000 FREE A night of poetry at KINGS artist run gallery in the CBD. Elena Gomez is a poet and book editor living in Melbourne. Alex Griffin is a poet and...

Seasonal Poets: The Autumn Reading, Tasmania

Seasonal Poets: The Autumn Reading Readings by: Susan Austin, Ben Walter, Gina Mercer Monday 21st May, 6–8pm Hadley’s Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart Cost:   Waged $15      TWC members and unwaged $10 Light supper included Supported by the Tasmanian...

Sporting Poets #33

5.00pm Sunday May 20th Compass Pizza 319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East Poets. Pizza. Beer Jennifer Compton Phillip Hall Sian...

Writers’ Escape Day Retreat

Get a head start on your goals with our day-long writer’s retreat.

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Mildura Indigenous Writers Award

The Award is open to local Indigenous writers over 16 years of age and will be for a short fiction of up to 2000 words or a poem on any theme. Prize money of $1200 will be divided between the award recipients if there is more than one winner. The 2018 award will be...

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