Monday 23 September – 7pm to 9pm

Angela Gardner + Alan Jefferies

$5 / $10 entry. Open mic

Angela Gardner is an award-winning poet and visual artist. Her most recent books are The Told World (Shearsman 2014); Thing & Unthing (Vagabond 2014); and with Caren Florance, The future, unimagine (Recent Work Press 2017). Her eighth book, Some Sketchy Notes on Matter, shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett Award 2018, is forthcoming from Recent Work Press. Angela is the ACT Writers Centre 2019 Writer in Residence.

Alan Jefferies is an Australian born poet and children’s author who resided in Hong Kong between 1998 and 2007. Alan has published five books. His most recent, Seem, is a bilingual edition of poems (with Chinese translation by Iris Fan Xing) published in Macau. A new book of poems, in the same breath, is due for publication in 2020.


Coming soon!

30 September – Lorne Johnson + Amy Bodossian

Critically acclaimed Amy Bodossian is an eccentric and unforgettable performer who’s been captivating audiences for over 15 years with her uniquely wacky, whimsical, heart wrenching and hilarious performances. She’s appeared on ABC’s Spicks and Specks and Please Like Me, performed at major festivals across Australia, and headlined all of Melbourne’s top poetry events. She’s been nominated for a Green Room Award and won the 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Convenor’s Choice Award.

Lorne Johnson lives in Bundanoon NSW. His poetry has appeared in many publications including Australian Love Poems, Prayers of a Secular World, Eclogues Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2007, Meanjin, Island, Famous Reporter, Wet Ink and Mascara Literary Review.

$10 / $5 on the door. Open mic

7 October – To End All Wars poetry anthology launch

To End All Wars (Puncher & Wattman 2019) critically examines the Armistice of a century ago, and its meaning for Australia and for the world, then and now. Two of the editors, Kit Kelen and Anna Couani, join local poets to launch and read from this anthology

$10 / $5 on the door. Open mic

14 October – Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry

Poetry in languages from around the world, plus an International Year of Indigenous Languages feature: father and daughter Deveni and Salote Temu.

Free entry. Open mic

21 October – Not Very Quiet Presents: Issue 5 Launch

Join editors Moya Pacey, Sandra Renew and Tikka Wilson for the launch of Not Very Quiet Issue 5 ‘Earth Poems’, featuring a reading by guest editor Tricia Dearborn and a selection of local, interstate, and overseas poets reading their poetry published in Issue 5.

Proudly part of the Poetry on the Move 2019 Festival Fringe (Oct 14 – 24) (

Free entry. No open mic