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AP @ NT Writers’ Festival

  Australian Poetry is thrilled to be partnering with the NT Writers' Centre to launch Volume 7 of the Australian Poetry Anthology (2019)on Sunday 19 May at 9am at the Bean Tree Cafe at the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens.  This is the first time AP has...

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APJ 9.1 Open for Submissions

Submissions close 11.59 PM AEST 17 May 2019.  Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 (poetry guest edited by David Stavanger and Andrew Galan) is now available. Australian Poetry Anthology Vol 7 2019 will be available in May. If you would like to support Australian Poetry,...

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Announcing the winner of the 2018 Anne Elder Award

Australian poet Anne Elder (1918–1976) Australian Poetry is thrilled to announce the winning and commended books in the 2018 Anne Elder Award. The award is named after Australian poet, Anne Elder, 1918-1976. Sponsored by Anne’s daughter, Cathie, this...

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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

2019 Next Chapter Scheme

Through the ambitious, innovative and wide-reaching Next Chapter scheme, the Wheeler Centre has devoted itself to making it easier to be an Australian writer with a story to tell.This scheme is about giving writers time and space to craft a voice and a...

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Borderlands open for submissions

Are you a storyteller living in the Northern Territory? Or a storyteller with a legacy connection to the Territory?Borderlands is open for submissions for its first online edition. Charles Darwin University, in partnership with Westerly, will publish a...

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West Word Poetry Nights

In 2019, WestWords will be holding a poetry night on the last Thursday of every month at WestWords’ Centre for Writing commencing 30th May at 7pm. This series, convened by David Adès will showcase some of our most respected poets, starting with Richard...

Tribute to Les Murray

Les Murray was one of Australia’s best loved poets. He wrote with grace and fireworks about country life, and, had a gift for exquisite language that moved through every register. After he passed away in April 2019, West Australian Poets Inc and the Centre...

Poetry Workshop hosted by Siobhan Hodge

TUESDAY 21 MAY, 20196pm to 8pm Poetry Workshop, hosted by Siobhan Hodge, is a safe and dynamic space where you can craft your poetry and offer feedback to other poets. It provides a collaborative opportunity to share your work-in-progress. It will be...

Short-form poetry workshop

Sat 1 June 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmPrice: FreeLocation: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court, Adelaide, SA 5000Do you love language? Are you excited by the power of words? Poetry is everywhere: from the songs on the radio to the ads on TV.Join ART...

Gang of One: Sydney Launch

Sunday 26 May at 3pm at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown Join editor and renowned poet Judith Beveridge, publisher Alan Wearne, together with Steve Darmody and Toby Davidson for the launch of poet Robert Harris's collection, The Gang of One:...

The Abbotsford Mysteries

Experience the history of the Convent like never before at this world premiere performance of Andrew Aronowicz’s “The Abbotsford Mysteries’, based on Patricia Sykes' evocative book of poetry of the same name. This song cycle is an intensely intimate and...

EWF Festival Launch 2019

176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne EWF19 Program Launch: The Awkward Stage   Wheeler Centre | 15 May, 6.15pm The 2019 Emerging Writers’ Festival launches with a night of readings. What, exactly, is an ‘emerging’ writer? At what point do you come out of the...

Launch of The Lost Arabs

Granville Town Hall 10 Carlton Street Granville, NSW 2142Friday 10 May, 7:00 pm UQP & Arab Theatre Studio invite you to the launch of The Lost Arabs by Omar Sakr Omar Sakr will be in conversation with Gomeroi poet Alison Whittaker and the event will...

Synthetic Heat Reading Series

Wednesday 22 May at 6pm at West Space Gallery, Level 1/225 Bourke St, Melbourne.

Evening in Celebration of Anne Elder

Classical ballerina to edgy poet: an unusual path in the artsLauranton Books invites you to Readings St Kilda for a glass of wine and a conversation between poet Jennifer Strauss and biographer Julia Hamer about the life and work of the Australian dancer...