Readings, events and launches

 

AP @ Hobart Writers Festival

We are very excited to be partnering with Hobart Writers Festival for two events this year! Check them out below - Writers give to and feed on the moments in which they create. Our moment is on edge, with multiple pressures impacting globally not just on ourselves but...

New from Giramondo

This month, Giramondo releases two new books – the debut novel by Max Easton, and a compelling and tender collection of poems by Eunice Andrada. Writing about The Magpie Wing, Easton notes, ‘Sometimes I say it’s about rugby league families of south-west Sydney, other...

Mildura Writers Fest 2021 Online Sessions

PRESENTS 2021 SESSIONS Pur​chase Here From Mildura WF: "We've taken our time but it's been so worth it! We are very proud to present 8 online sessions with Mildura Writers Festival's guest authors in conversation or presenting their work. This coterie is a reflection...

That Poetry Zoom: Amanda McLeod + Stephen Gilfedder

This event will take place on Zoom, as the Canberra lockdown will still be in place. The zoom link will be shared about an hour before the event in our Facebook event, on the Poetry Thing page and through this email list. Join us for a double book launch: Amanda...

Poet’s Corner Podcast

The latest Poets’ Corner YouTube podcast featuring South Australian poet Juan Garrido-Salgado talking about and reading poems on the theme of “Politics in the Lands of the poet.”   It can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/v8u5YcJC8Rw   To view previous Poets’...

AP @ Borderless: a transnational anthology of feminist poetry

Wendy Sharpe, detail from “The woman that she was”, oil on linen, 90x76cm, 2020Friday, August 20th, 8pm AEST   Come celebrate with us! 'Borderless: A transnational anthology of feminist poetry' is being launched. This collection of specially commissioned feminist...

That Poetry Thing: Sophie Mackay + Emily Bourke

Monday 9 August - 7pm to 9pm Entry $10 / $5. Open mic Join us live at Smiths Alternative for two fresh local poetic voices: Sophie Mackay and Emily Bourke. Sophie is a Canberra local with a lifelong passion for reading. That early love of the written word eventually...

Melbourne launch of Trigger Warning

The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre will be running the Geelong launch of Maria Takolander's Trigger Warning as a live Zoom Webinar event this Saturday at 3.00pm. If you’re interested, please register at https://events.grlc.vic.gov.au/event/5195043 Maria will also...

Geoff’s Poetry at Smiths: Jennifer Harrison + Jen Webb

Join us for readings by two outstanding poets. Jennifer Harrison has written eight books of poetry, most recently Anywhy (Black Pepper 2018). She manages The Dax Poetry Collection housed in the Dax Centre at the University of Melbourne and is Chair of the World...

AP @ APJ 11.1 and MWF 2021

APJ 11.1 is now available for purchase by clicking the image above. Please note that the font on the front cover will be printed in silver foil ink, not white. Designed by Stuart Geddes. Cover punctuation taken from 'Scheme of Things' by Ashley Haywood, p. 47....

AP @ NTWF 2021

Where: Open Air, Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd, Alice Springs, NT 0870, Australia When: Saturday 28 August 2021 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm   We are proud to be partnering with the Northern Territory Writers' Festival to present 'Sundown Poetry'. You can read more...

Make Your Poetry Leap with Carmen Leigh Keates

Sunday, 1 August 2021 10:30 am 1:30 pm Queensland Writers Centre Stanley Place South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 Australia (map)   Harness associative leaps to craft poems that are distinctly yours. Associative leaps are personal connections in our mind that are not...

Update from the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2021

From the MPL 2021: "THANK YOU  Thank you to the Victorian literary sector, publishers and the many sector journals, websites and organisations for supporting the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2021 & Awards. During this difficult time, we have had an entry result...

Book Launch – Benjamin Dodds

From the back cover: ​ The latest collection from Benjamin Dodds interprets the bizarre true story of Lucy, a chimpanzee raised as the "daughter" of Oklahoma psychotherapist Dr Maurice Temerlin during the 1960s and 70s. With deep empathy and en eye for subtle, telling...

Martin Johnston – Beautiful Objects

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the death of poet Martin Johnston. Born in Sydney and brought up in Greece, Martin Johnston produced a body of work that is both very Australian and quintessentially European. This new anthology includes his two published...

Lunch Time Reading with the Don Bank Writers

Date : 24 September 2020  Venue: Online Council Event Cost: Free Details here: https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Library_Databases/Library_Programs/Lunchtime_Readings_with_the_Don_Bank_Writers Do something different at lunchtime and Join us for some lunchtime...

AP @ MWF Digital 2020

  Just Announced: AP @ MWF Digital 2020 Australian Poetry are thrilled to partner with Melbourne Writers Festival for their 2020 Digital program to present 'Meditations in an Emergency', a morning of poetic performance. Sat Aug 8 11:00 AM Online; 60 Mins Tickets...

AP @ That Poetry Thing’s AP Anthology Volume 8 LAUNCH

Australian Poetry and Poetry on the Move Online present the launch of Australian Poetry Anthology Volume 8 (Focus on the ACT). Online only, via Zoom and pre-recorded readings, live-streamed to Australian Poetry’s Facebook Page. 6.30pm for 7pm, 20th July! This annual...