15th – 18th August
Join national poets:
and local poets:
- Allan Boyd
- Brian Langley
- Helen Child
- Jaya Penelope
- David Vincent Smith
- Tineke Van Der Eecken
- Scott-Patrick Mitchell
- Maitland Schnaars
- Danny Gunzburg
and many others as they read and perform some of their finest poetry.
Details coming soon.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12, 13, 14 April
New Australian Voices Festival to showcase the writing of Asian Australians and impact on culture
Katharine Susannah cordially invites you and all your friends and family to a unique Writers Festival celebrating the Asian-Australian Voice. Featuring special events, gourmet foods and wine, and notable authors flown in from all corners of the country, this Festival promises to be the highlight of KSP’s year! Fill a table at our Literary Dinner, or grab five minutes in the spotlight at our Open Mic Night, or enjoy some Asian teas whilst listening to the vibrant Panel banter of six accomplished authors. Become a Friend of the Festival for an exclusive weekend pass to four events! Tickets are now on sale, phone Shannon at KSP on 08 9294 1872 to book and for payment details.
Open Mic Night ($15) Friday 12 April, 6-9pm Darlington Hall
Writers’ Workshop ($40) Saturday 13 April 1-4pm KSP House.
Literary Dinner ($48) Saturday 13 April, 7-10pm Caduceus Clubroom at Gloucester Park.
Panel Discussion ($20) Sunday 13 April, 10am-1pm KSP House.
Dim Sum Lunch ($20) with Asian Teas and Author Talk Sunday 13 April, 1-3pm KSP House.
More info at http://kspf.iinet.net.au/events.html
POETRY ON THE VERANDAH & NATURE POETRY IN THE PARK (along the Poetry Walk) Saturday 23 March 2013 : Poetry readings from WA Poets Inc. 3pm – 6pm at Neil McDougall Park & Hazel McDougall House Clydesdale Street, Como – Free event for McDougall Park Open Day
Featuring Mar Bucknell (MC), Gary de Piazzi, Annamaria Weldon, Sue Clennell, Jan Napier, Dennis Haskell, Kevin Gillam, Peter Bibby, John McBain, Michael Pedrana, and Dean Meredith.
There will be a two-hour reading at the rear of McDougall House from 3 till 5 with poets reading for up to ten minutes each, followed by a stroll along the park’s poetry walk, where each poet will perform a single nature poem.
ALSO – Devonshire teas, sausage sizzle and fresh homemade delights Family entertainment; New accessible playground; McDougall Farm Community Garden; Mosaics @ the Cowshed; South Perth Society of Art and Craft (SPARCS)
Seeking Submissions for Poets’ Corner
Calling all poets! Poets’ Corner is the UWA Cultural Precinct’s poetry initiative. Poets’ Corner showcases short works of poetry on the large digital sign located on the corner of Mounts Bay Road and Hackett Drive.
It provides a great opportunity for poets to have their work published, and seen by the thousands of people passing UWA on a weekly basis.
Poems can be submitted on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
We are currently seeking submissions, so if you would like to get involved, please visit http://www.trove.arts.uwa.edu.au/poets-corner for submission guidelines and a sample of previous publications.
State Library of WA and National Film and Sound Archive Present
The daylight moon: a Portrait of the Poet Les Murray
A 53 minute autobiographical profile of Australia’s leading poet.
1:30 pm Wednesday February 20
State Library of WA Northbridge. Entry is free
Coral Carter is launching her first book of poetry
“Descended from Thieves”
Guest readers include Al Boyd, Annamaria Weldon, Amanda Joy, Jennifer Compton, Neil Pattinson, Paul Harrison, Zan Ross MC: Jackson
Friday 22 February 2013
7.30pm for 8pm start
Raft Gallery 94 Bawdan Street Willagee WA
Regime Books is proud to announce that the second edition of Regime Magazine will be launched on 23 February 2013 at the Perth Writer’s Festival.
Regime 02 will be launched by the editors and contributors, with readings by poets Shane McCauley and Roland Leach, and writer Michelle Faye. More information can be found by visiting the online launch invitation: http://paperless.ly/YrvwJ1
This year’s program brings you the finest selection of love poetry.
There will be two live events on 14 February 2013:
readings and music with a light lunch at an exclusive art preview in the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, and
a picnic under the stars at the beautiful Japanese Gardens in Perth Zoo.
This follows last year’s successful inaugural Love Poetry evening event, bringing a range of poetry styles and performances to suit everyone’s palate.
Fifteen poets will be performing at the two events, including Candy Royalle who performs love poetry nationally and internationally, and some of Western Australia’s best poets singing the ‘beloved’ in a variety of ways: from classical to contemporary. Many of the performances will include visual projections and music.
PS Art Space presents Poetry on January 19th, 2013
Don’t expect your average poetry night, this show includes theatrical monologue, hybrid performance and poetry mixed with music.
Featuring The Enforcer (Maitland Schnaars), The Antipoet (Alan Boyd), DVS (David Vincent-Smith), Ray Grenfell, Marnie Orr, Kinshin (Alex McKee), ‘Ofa Fotu, Kevin Gillam, Chris Arnold; plus special music guests Velvet Sting (Roda Lopez and Joe Lui).
This is an event not to be missed and space is limited, so arrive early to ensure admission.
PS Art Space (PSAS) ground floor
22 Pakenham St
Doors open at 7pm
Event: 7.30pm – 10pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
In 2013, WA Poets Inc aim to deliver a series of workshops for WA poets. The first of our series is to be delivered by Sue Clennell on January 19th at the City of Perth Library. See our workshops page for details.
Note:the City of Perth Library has no tea or coffee making facilities, could participants ensure they bring their own bottled drink.