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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...

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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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Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival

 Melbourne Spoken Word Launch Second Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival Program

Small Leaps Giant Steps: A festival of Poetry

17-21 October 2019 Workshops now available.As the program for this year's Poetry on the Move festival takes shape, we  announce the availability of our very popular poetry workshop series. This year we have 4 workshops available, one from each of our...

Readings Winter Poetry: Emma Lew, Bella Li & Tim Wright

Monday, 17 June 2019 from 18:30-19:30  Readings Carlton309 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053 Over three evenings this Melbourne winter, we'll host nine poets. For our first winter reading we have:Emma Lew reading from her much-anticipated...

That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Monday

Monday 3 June - 7pm to 9pmMarianne Boruch & Mark Roberts$10 / $5 at the door. Open mic Marianne Boruch is a Fulbright Senior Scholar in UC’s International Poetry Studies Institute. Her work includes 10 poetry collections, the latest Eventually One...

Perth Poetry Club

Join us every Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge WA to celebrate poetry with feature poets + open-mike at Perth Poetry Club. The month of June we have the following features…1-June-19Marion Whelligan +...

Katherine Writers’ and Readers’ Festival

Write Off! the Katherine Writers’ Festival being run by the Katherine Region of Writers, in partnership with Katherine Regional Arts and with sponsorship from the NTWC, is fast approaching!

Making Tracks: a travelling pop-up workshop series and zine publication: PERTH

Express Media is delighted to present Making Tracks: a travelling pop-up workshop series and zine publication aimed at developing the work of young writers in Australia.

Poets at Petersham Bowlo

Thurs 20 June, from 6.30pm. Open mic soiree. Free admission. 77 Brighton St, Petersham (Sydney inner west) Poets at Petersham Bowlo.Details an evening of open mic presentations - mainly poetry, and also comedy, acoustic music and short stories/anecdotes....

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...