2014 Perth Poetry Festival

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Thursday August 14th – Sunday August 17th

Venue: Northbridge Piazza Community Centre, upstairs cnr James & Lake St

Guest Poets: Tony Curtis (Ireland), Judith Beveridge (NSW), Jeltje Fanoy (Vic) and local poets Liana Joy Christensen, Renee Pettitt-Schipp, Neil J (Brillo) Pattinson and Christine Della Vedova with special guest appearance by John Kinsella for one night only.

Details here: 2014 Perth Poetry Festival Details

 

2014 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest

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WA Poets Inc. is inviting poets to submit love poems

Over $700 in cash plus other prizes for selected awards

  • Top ranking and selected poems published in the anthology “Poetry d’Amour 2015”
  • Winners in the Open and Regional categories will have the opportunity to 
perform their winning entry on Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14 February 2015*

Additional prize categories include:

  • An incentive award for entries from people under 21 years old
  • City of Mandurah Award for entries from people living in the Peel Region
  • Greenhouse Mandurah Realty Regional WA Award for entries from people living in remote and regional WA

Contest is closed for judging

Winners will be announced at the launch of the 2015 Poetry d’Amour Anthology on 19 November 2014 and posted on the web as soon as possible afterwards.

2014 Song Lyric Contest

Contest is closed for judging, results will be published after 14th August

First prize is $200 cash

Second and third prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Judging Panel

The entry fee is $6 for one set of song lyrics.

There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted but each entry must be accompanied by an entry form and payment.

Poetry d’Amour 2014: Love Poems on Valentine’s Day

Poetry d’Amour 2014 brought love poems on Valentine’s Day in Mandurah and at the Japanese Gardens at Perth Zoo.

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Kate Wilson – Photo Coral Carter

Performances by Montreal Poetry Prize winner Mark Tredinnick and writer, joined by some of Western Australia’s favourite poets: Amanda JoyHessom Razavi and Kate Wilson who performed with Summerhouse Choir. Poetry d’Amour 2014 award winning poets such as Maree DawesGail Willems and Shane McCauley were joined by local award winners.  MC for South Perth was ABC Presenter Karen Tighe, and WAPI’s own Gary de Piazzi featured as MC for Poetry d’Amour in Mandurah.

Many thanks to our sponsors Green House Realty Mandurah, the City of Mandurah, City of South Perth, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Claire Bates Graphic Design, Beba Hall, Stephany Durack and supporters Crow Books, Corona Books and the Fremantle Chocolate Factory.

Find more information and biographies click here

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Poetry d’Amour 2014

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Poetry d’Amour brings Australia’s best loved poets and performers live on stage on Valentine’s Day, by the water in Mandurah and under the stars at the Japanese Gardens at Perth Zoo. Mark Tredinnick, Ailsa Piper, Amanda Joy, Hessom Razavi, Kate Wilson with Summerhouse Choir, Gail Willems, Shane Mc Cauley and Ross Jackson will make your heart sing with a range of love poems, and music with romantic strings and tunes by Mike Burns. MC for Perth is ABC presenter Karen Tighe.

Book early to avoid disappointment! Go to the Poetry d’Amour page to find out more, or book here.

Poetry d’Amour Limited Edition Prints

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Beba Hall is a West Australian artist who lives in Perth. She has a B.A. in Design from Curtin University and has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator. Beba has been exhibiting as a visual artist since 1999, and is the recipient of a number of awards with works held in private and public collections.

Each year Beba has donated a stockroom image to be used as the cover of the Poetry d’Amour anthology.  This year, Beba painted Dream Lovers in the Garden of Omar especially for the 2014 Anthology.

Beba Halls Dream Lovers in the Garden of Omar is now officially released in Limited Edition to raise funds for Poetry d’Amour.

Just 10 prints will be made available:

5 small images  203 mm x 254 mm  (8” x 10”) for $250 each printed on Hahnemuhler Fine Art Paper

Unframed $250            Framed  $350

5 large images printed on Archers’ Paper  420 x 596  (A3 sized image) printed on Archers Paper

Unframed  $450            Framed  $650

The Original Artwork is available for Sale from Beba Hall. POA  www.bebahallartist.com
Each image will be individually signed and numbered by the Artist. 

Please contact Stephany Durack on 0413 277 299 or durack_s@tpg.com.au to order your print or find out more. Or email your interest to Gary or Tineke directly and they can pass your order over and we can make arrangements over the phone.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to have an image of lasting quality, this is the first Art Print Beba has agreed to release, so is highly collectable.

Poetry d’Amour 2014 line-up announced

Following the last two years’ successes Poetry d’Amour 2014 brings established and new talents to a live stage on Valentine’s Day in Mandurah and in South Perth. There will be performances by Blake Poetry Award winner Anthony Lawrence and Mark Treddinick, editor of Australian Love Poems (Inkerman and Blunt). They will be joined some of Western Australia’s favourites: Amanda Joy, Hessom Razavi and Kate Wilson who will be performing with Summerhill Choir. For further details, read more on the events page.

Book now!

Poetry d’Amour Mandurah

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah
Friday 14 February 2014, 11-12.30pm
Booking link

Poetry d’Amour under the Stars
Japanese Gardens, Perth Zoo.
Friday 14 Feb 2014, 7-9.30pm
Booking link

Tickets: $45/$35 Concession

Line-up 2014

Mark Treddinick
Amanda Joy and Anthony Lawrence
Kate Wilson and Summerhill Choir
Hessom Razavi
with Poetry d’Amour 2014 Award Winners
MC Karen Tighe (South Perth)

Find more information and biographies click here

Winners Poetry d’Amour 2014 Competition

The competition was judged by Dr Liana Joy Christensen.

Winners are:

First Prize – Shane McCauley

Second Prize – Ross Jackson 

Highly Commended
Debi Hamilton
Rosie Barter

Commended
Heather Taylor Johnson
Danny Gunzburg

Rural, Regional and Remote (sponsored by Stephany Durack) – Maree Dawes

Peel region award (sponsored by the City of Mandurah) – Gail Willems

Congratulations!

The winning poems, together with selected entries from the competition, are published in ‘Poetry d’Amour 2014: Love Poems’ edited by Liana Joy Christensen, and available from Crow Books, Corona Books and the State Library bookshop.