.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

Saturdays with Jean Arthur (Brisbane): Bonny Cassidy, Anthony Lawrence, Bec Jessen and Raelee Lancaster

Saturday, July 21 2.30pm-4.30pm Can You Keep A Secret?  619-621 Stanley St Woolloongabba, South Brisbane All are welcome to the final Saturdays of this season featuring, direct from Victoria, Bonny Cassidy, Anthony Lawrence, Bec Jessen and Raelee...

Launch (Melb): ‘Lost Lake’ by Bella Li

All are welcomed to the launch of ‘Lost Lake’ – the new book by Bella Li, published by Vagabond Press.

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...

Not Very Quiet (Canberra): PS Cottier, Kendall Kirkwood & Mary Bessemeres

Monday July 16 7pm-9pm Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra  $5 entry  Short open mic 3 Canberra women, 3 totally different poetic experiences. Join speculative poet PS Cottier, performance poet Kendall Kirkwood and translator-poet Mary...

Double Launch (Syd): Verity La’s e-book ‘Hunger’ & ‘Truth in the Cage’ by Mohammad Ali Maleki

Tuesday, July 17 6.30pm-9.30pm  The Friend in Hand Hotel Glebe  58 Cowper Street, Glebe, NSW 2037  Join Verity La to launch two watershed publications: The inaugural Verity La ebook anthology 'The Hunger', and the chapbook 'Truth in the Cage' by Mohammad...

Poetry reading at IRL (Melb): Saaro Umar, Crdio, Lei Lei Kung, Frankie Hanman-Siegersma

Friday July 20, 6pm-10pm  Incendium Radical Library 28D Ashley Street, West Footscray, Melbourne  Free  There will be readings from Saaro Umar, Lei Lei Kung, Frankie Hanman Siegersma and Tyson Campbell (Crdio). Food and drinks will also be available!...

Voicebox (Perth): Rachael Petridis, Tinashe Jakwa and Danny Gunzberg

This month featuring Rachael Petridis, Tinashe Jakwa and Danny Gunzberg + open mic + fab food & drinks. 

Seasonal Poets (Hobart): Liz Winfield, Christiane Conesa-Bostock and Liz MxQuilkin

The next Seasonal Poets is The Winter Reading which will take place on Monday 23 July featuring readings from Liz Winfield, Christiane Conesa-Bostock and Liz MxQuilkin. 

Launch (Geelong): ‘Glass Life’ by Jo Langdon

Launch of ‘Glass Life’ by Jo Langdon at Geelong Library, Sunday July 15.

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2019 Varuna Residential Fellowships

Varuna the National Writers’ House invites writers from across Australia to apply for a Varuna Residential Fellowship. A Varuna Residential Fellowship offers writers working across a wide range of literary forms and genres the gift of uninterrupted time to...

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The 2018 Overland Fair Australia Prize

This prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to be part of setting a new agenda for our future – to imagine a just, common future, and how we might get there together.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 5 x $3000 prizes and 3 x $1000 union member prizes

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CAFE WRITERS OPEN POETRY COMPETITION 2017

Closing Date 30th Nov 2017 PRIZES 1st  £1000        2nd £300 3rd £200   Six Commended Prizes of £50 Funniest Poem £100 The Norfolk Prize   £100 awarded to the best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize Entry Fee £4 per poem; or £10 for 3...

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