To those who missed the 2016 Perth Poetry Festival keynote speech by Dennis Haskell AM, the text can be read by clicking here
Graphics by Sheeds Mac
5 – 14th August
A celebration of spoken word featuring national poets Kevin Brophy, Matt Hetherington, Robbie Coburn and local poets Jennifer Kornberger, Horst Kornberger, Josephine Clarke, Jakob Boyd and Alex Biddle with many opportunities for participation.
Limited door sales at all events
Download a one page version of all Festival events; 2016 Program
For program of readings and performances click here
For biographies of guest poets click here
For Festival workshops click here
To purchase tickets for workshops click here
To purchase tickets for select readings and performances click here
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A new poetry contest from WA Poets Inc. for original and unpublished poems of up to 60 lines with an open theme.
First Prize $500
This Contest is closed for judging.
Award winners will be announced as part of the Perth Poetry Festival Event, 7pm on Sunday 14th Aug. at The Northbridge Community Room.
$600 in cash plus other prizes for selected awards
- Top ranking and selected poems published in the anthology Poetry d’Amour 2016
- Winners in the Open and Regional categories will have the opportunity to perform their winning entry at the launch of the anthology at the Japanese Garden, Perth Zoo on 19 November 2016*
Additional prize categories include:
- An incentive award for entries from people under 21 years old
- Remote and Regional WA Award for entries from people living in remote and regional Western Australia
This contest is closed for judging
Winners will be announced at the launch of the anthology Poetry d’Amour 2016 on 19 November 2016 and posted on the web as soon as possible afterwards.
A series of workshops designed to facilitate the best love poetry we can produce.
WEEK 1: Saturday April 30, 10 am – 12:30 pm. Dr Neil Preston
The Psychology of Romantic Love: in defence of the madness of falling in and out of love Part 1: The Love Potion and the Sword of Eros
WEEK 2: Saturday May 7th 10-12:30. Amanda Joy
Love in Bright Landscapes: Rewilding Your Words
When: March 21, 2016, 7.30am-8.30am
Where: Murray Street and Hay Street Malls
With the aim of connecting people through the gift of poetry, school kids, workers and shoppers in the CBD will be given a hand-written haiku attached to a fresh flower created specially for the occasion by West Australian poets in collaboration with volunteers from the Centre for Stories,
City of Perth is proudly supporting the World Poetry Day celebration and local artist and floral lover, Alina Tang, has designed a card specifically for the poetry inscription.
WA Poets and Poetry d’Amour have another exciting program of love poems and music on Valentine’s Day for you.
This year we will evoke the world’s best poetic voices live on stage with MC Karen Tighe and local poets Dennis Haskell, Amanda Joy, Kate Wilson, Jaya Penelope, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Laundry Man (aka Jacob Boyd), Veronica Lake, Tineke Van der Eecken, Gary De Piazzi. and others. Guest musician is Steve Tallis.
Bring a picnic and join us at the Amphitheatre behind Mattie Furphy House, Claire Copse. Swanbourne. BYO picnic, drinks, rug & cushions (limited seating available). Door opens 6.30pm.
Entry: $15 (WAPI Members/Concession $10) at the door OR
for credit card bookings click here (a booking fee applies)
Join us for a combined FAWWA/WAPI poetry event at Mattie Furphy House (Claire Copse, Swanbourne) next Wednesday (3rd February 7 – 9 pm) featuring UK publisher and poet, Alwyn Marriage and local poets Glen Phillips, Shane McCauley and Peter Jeffrey for an evening of poetry and discussion.
Entry: $10 FAWWA/WAPI members, $15 non members (wine and cheese included).
7 – 9 pm
Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre
Flash back to a time when Scarborough was rocking and jiving.
details click here