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present tense: How to Read Poetry

22 August 2018
present tense
Ali Alizadeh, Cassandra Atherton, & Jessica...

What do we think about poetry?

Melbourne Writers Festival: Celebrating the Poetry of Peter Steele

25 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Peter Steele and Kevin Brophy

Remember the life and celebrate the work of Peter Steele.

Melbourne Writers Festival: Industry Insights: Radical Poetry

31 August 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival
Joshua Ip, Bella Li and Eddie Paterson

Explore the world of contemporary poetry with Singapore’s Joshua Ip and experimental poets and academics...

WAM Slam

7 September 2018
Write Around the Murray
Mantra, Mandy Ord

WAM Slam, Write Around the Murray's annual poetry slam, returns.

Northcote High School Poetry Slam

7 September 2018
Northcote High School
Emilie Zoey Baker

Friday night from 7 - 9pm.

Booklovers Festival 2018: A Celebration of Writing: Open Mic

16 September 2018
Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Part of the 10th Annual Booklovers Festival - Watsonia Library