Readings, events and launches

 

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...

Tales of an Afronaut

Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney presents poet wāni Le Frère’s "Tales of an Afronaut" 1– 4 May at 8:30pm. An ode to the flourishing of life and the telling of the untold, this spoken-word poetry show pays tribute to the incredible lineage of storytelling...

Launch of ‘A coat of ashes’ by Jackson

Launch party for Jackson's book A coat of ashes at Perth Poetry Club, 2pm on Saturday 4 May at The Moon Cafe, Northbridge. Jackson’s new collection traverses science and spirituality, philosophy and matter. Drawing from physics, systems theory, Daoism and...

Couplet in Brisbane

5.30pm Friday 3 May at Brisbane Square Library Get a FREE double shot of incredible poetry at Couplet, this time from prize winning poets Ellen Van Neerven and Ella Jeffery.Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali Yugambeh (South East...

Sappho Books Poetry Night

The poetry night at Sappho in May will be held on the FIRST Tuesday of the month (not the usual second Tuesday) and will be a celebration of the recently announced Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize shortlistees and winners. Poets appearing include Julie...

Newcastle Writers Festival

 The 2019 Newcastle Writers Festival will run from Thursday 4 April to Monday 8 April.There are plenty of poetry events in the program, including a workshop, a poets' breakfast, a bush poets' lunch, poetry readings and book launches. Many events are...

Launch of Emma Lew’s Crow College

6.30pm for 7pm start Thursday 4 AprilThe Avenue Bookstore91 Swan StRichmond VIC Join Emma Lew for the launch of her poetry collection, Crow College: New and Selected Poems.Special guests Bella Li, Gig Ryan and Ann Vickery will launch the collection with...

Writing from the South: Public Literary Readings

6pm–7.30pm, 10 and 11 AprilState Library of NSWDixson Room, Ground floorMitchell BuildingSydney, NSWFREE    Giramondo authors Brian Castro, Mariana Dimópulos, Martin Edmond and Nicholas Jose will feature in this unique event, in which the State Library of...

Wonderland Chapbook Launch in Adelaide

Local emerging poets Olivia De Zilva and Alex Sutcliffe launch their first chapbook “wonderland” at NO WAVE Adelaide.  Tuesday 23 April 2019, 7:00 PM at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Street, Adelaide. NO WAVE is a testing ground for new work and plays an...

Poetry Reading in Wollongong

2pm at Society City at 274-278 Crown St, Wollongong on Sunday 31 March 2019   Come and listen to the hilarious and heart-rending poetry of Scottish/Sydney poet, Ali Whitelock at the Wollongong Girls on Key chapter on Sunday 31 March. Ali will also be...

Poetry at Planet Books

     Join UWA Publishing for what promises to be a delightful evening of poetry and conversation with Sarah Rice, John Kinsella, Annamaria Weldon and Julie Watts.Wednesday 3 April 2019, 6pm at Planet Books, 638 Beaufort Street, Northbridge, WA...

Poetry in Conversation: Sarah Rice and Amy Lin

 The Centre for Stories presents 'Poetry in Conversation' with Sarah Rice and Amy Lin! Join Sarah and Amy on April 4th as they discuss the influence of art and philosophy on poetry.Sarah’s book, Fingertip of the Tongue, will be available for purchase on...

Melbourne Visiting Poets Program presents Mindy Gill

Australian Poetry is pleased to present as part of the Melbourne Visiting Poets Program, in partnership with RMIT non/fictionLab, Rabbit Poetry and Melbourne Spoken Word, a reading by poet and Peril editor Mindy Gill at The Moat on April 29, with local...

World Poetry Day 21 March 2019

Donations assist us to continue a range of fellowships, artistic projects and community programs across the country.  Australian Poetry has tax deductible status as a charitable organisation.   Thursday 21 March 2019 is World Poetry Day! UNESCO declared...

Poets at Petersham Bowlo

Poets at Petersham Bowlo open mic soiree Thurs 18 April 2019, from 6.30pm. Free admission. If you'd like to present, just add your name to the running sheet before the event commences. Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St Petersham, Sydney.

Riverbend Poetry Series

Join Queensland Poetry Festival on Tuesday 26 March on the Riverbend deck! Nurse a glass of wine and be carried away into the night by these outstanding wordsmiths.Read all about the featured artists below and book early to avoid disappointment (note: this...

Silver Words

Do you have a piece of writing you haven't shared with anyone before? Have you always wanted to perform your writing in front of a supportive and engaged audience? Then Silver Words is for you!Silver Words is a spoken word open mic event, which in common...

Floating Poetry Walk

Kings Park in Seymour, Victoria, will host a 'Floating Poem Walk' on World Poetry Day through the Lagoon Back Oval on Tallarook Rd, featuring poems from Sandy Beach Writers and Seymour residents. From the early morning there will be origami mobiles and...

The Celtic Word

 6.00pm arrivals for a 6.30pm start. RSVP in store, by phone: 02 9262 7996, email, or via Eventbrite. Kinokuniya Bookshop in Sydney presents 'The Celtic Word: Contemporary Scottish & Irish Poetry and Prose Readings' by Ali Whitelock, Anne Casey, Magi...

Third Thursday Poetry and Coffee

The Third Thursday Poetry and Coffee morning allows word lovers to meet and enjoy poetry in a relaxed group. Come along to Eat At Martins 6 Caryota Ct, Coconut Grove in Darwin at 10am on the third Thursday of the month to enjoy poetry and coffee with some...