.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.

Blakwork: a reading and yarn with Alison Whittaker

photograph: Jonno Revanche Recorded live 13 August 2018 at The Wheeler Centre, this event was presented by the Melbourne Visiting Poets Program 2018, in partnership with Australian Poetry, Melbourne Spoken Word and the RMIT non/fictionLab. Alison Whittaker...

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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

Independent Publishing Conference

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2018 9.00 AM THE WHEELER CENTRE, WORKSHOP SPACE With thanks to Australian Poetry, join poets and publishing professionals Ellen van Neerven, Kent MacCarter and Yvette Holt to explore the recent increase in publication of collections by...

Book Launch: Tourniquet and the night, by Vanessa Page

Tuesday 23 October Avid Reader, West End, 6pm — 8pm.  Ynes Sanz will be launching my fourth poetry book - Tourniquet and the night will also feature guest performances by Chloe Callistemon, Trish Reid, Matt Hetherington and Trudie Murrell. Come along if...

Approaches to Poetry with Fiona Wright & Pip Smith

Saturday 27 October 2018, 10am-4pm, at Writing NSW Full Price: $195 Member: $135 Conc Member: $120 Where does a poem begin, and how might it take shape? This course aims to provide you with the perspectives and the tricks of the trade of two award-winning...

Cafe Philosophique De La Mort

Thursdays 7:30pm November 1-29 The Alex Theatre St Kilda 1/135 Fitzroy Street St Kilda The Little Theatre Company, in partnership with Alex Theatre St Kilda present Cafe Philosophique De La Mort Spoken Word, music and conversation breaking the silence...

Book launch for Liam Ferney’s Hot Take

Join me for the launch of Hot Take, my latest collection of poetry. The book will be launched by Shastra Deo. Chloë Callistemon will also read.

Off with the birds – A weaving of Poetry and Music by Gina Mercer and Lynne Griffiths

Friday 19th October, 2pm - 3pm Dennes Point Memorial Hall, 18 Bruny Island Main Rd, Dennes Point. Cost: Adult - $20,  Child 12yr and under $10 Words and notes ripple off each other to create a resonant and immersive meditation on the diverse birds who...

#DWF18: Listen. Learn. Play.

30 OCT – 3 NOV 2018 • The Digital Writers’ Festival is an online-first writers’ festival dedicated to celebrating the work of writers from Australia and across the world

Sporting Poets #37 (Melb): Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Toby Fitch, Melody Paloma, Andrew Galan

Sporting Poets is a free, cosy poetry reading where you can grab a pizza and catch up with other Melbourne poets over a pizza/glass of wine. All welcome.

Book Launch (Melb): ‘A Little Book of Unspoken History’ by Elif Sezen

A Little Book of Unspoken History by Elif Sezen, to be launched by Michelle Borzi / Wed 10 Oct / 6.30pm / Collected Works Bookshop / 1/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2019

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were inaugurated by the Victorian Government in 1985 to honour literary achievement by Australian writers. The awards are administered by the Wheeler Centre on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.

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