2016 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest

poetry d'amour logo_colour_horizontalWA Poets Inc. is inviting poets to submit love poems

$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.

Poetry d’Amour Workshops

4Unfortunately these workshops have been cancelled

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


World Poetry Day

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.

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Love Poetry under the Stars

4Valentine’s Day, 7 – 9.30 pm. Sunday 14th February

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)

Poetry with Alwyn Marriage

PoetryNightAlwynMarriageJoin 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).

 For more details click here

Bush Poetry Showcase

Presented by WA Bush Poets and Yarn Spinners Assoc.

Australia Day, Tuesday 26th January 2016

Wireless Hill Park, Ardross

commencing 1 pm

Enjoy the best Oz family entertainment this side of the Rabbit Proof Fence.

Bring family & friends, a chair or blanket to sit on, sun protection and refreshments, sit back and enjoy traditional and contemporary bush poetry by some of WA’s top Bush Poets

Free entry but donations gratefully accepted.

more information at http://www.wabushpoets.asn.au/

City of Rockingham’s 2015 Community Christmas Poetry Competition

Entries will soon be open for the City of Rockingham’s 2015 Community Christmas Poetry Competition.

The 2015 Community Christmas Poetry Competition aims to create a sense of good will and community pride during the festive season. Entrants are invited to submit up to three poems of no longer than 24 lines on the theme of ‘Christmas’.

Entry is free. The winning entry will be displayed on posters throughout the Rockingham area during the festive period. The winning poet will receive 2 copies of the poster as well as a first prize of $200.

Submissions will be accepted from 14 September and close 2 November.

To enter:

  • Send a maximum of 3 poems, attached to an email in rtf or doc format, to customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au with “POETRY SUBMISSION: Your Title” as the subject line.
  • The body of your email must include your name, address, phone/mobile number, email address, and the title & line counts of your poems. To ensure anonymity, do not include your details on your entered poems themselves.
  • Do not post entries. Only entries received via email will be accepted.
  • Each poem must be no longer than 24 lines. All poems must be based around the theme of ‘Christmas’.
  • Poems must be original, unpublished, not have received an award in another competition, and not be under consideration elsewhere from the time of entry in the awards until the official announcement of the winners.
  • To ensure anonymity no writers names to appear on MS. The winner may be invited to read their winning poem at the launch of the 2015 Community Christmas Lights Display at the Rockingham Foreshore, Saturday 5 December 2015.
  • Employees of the City of Rockingham and their family members are ineligible to enter.
  • The judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Any attempt to lobby judges or City of Rockingham employees, or influence decisions, may result in disqualification.
  • Entries close 2 November 2015, and winners will be contacted by phone or email prior to public announcement.

The 1st prize winning entry will be published on an A3 poster which will be displayed throughout Rockingham during the festive period, as well as the City of Rockingham webpage.

1st PRIZE:         $200 + 2 copies of the Christmas Poster

For more information, visit the website.


Tom Collins Poetry Prize

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize is an annual competition inaugurated by FAWWA in 1975 in memory of Australian author Joseph Furphy (1843 – 1912) who wrote the classic ‘Such is Life’ under the pseudonym Tom Collins.

Opening Date: September 1st 2015
Closing Date: December 15th 2015 (Entries must be postmarked by this date to be accepted.)
Winners Announced: February 2016
Number of Lines: Maximum 60 lines per poem.
Prizes: First $1000, Second $400, 4 x Highly Commended $150, 4 x Commended (recognition only)
Entry Fee: $10 for one poem, $15 for two poems and $20 for three poems (maximum of three poems per author). Payable by Cheque or Money Order (made out to FAWWA), by EFT or by Visa or MasterCard

1. All work must be previously unpublished. Work broadcast, or published in an online journal, are classified as published.
2. The Fellowship of Australian Writers (WA) reserves the right to publish the winning, second place and highly commended entries on its website and in its publications. Results will be published in FAWWA publications.
3. Non-award-winning manuscripts are destroyed after the competition and will not be returned. Ensure you keep a copy.
4. A pen name must be used and CHANGED for each poem. The real name of the author must not appear on the manuscript.
5. Each poem must have a cover page with only the following information; Competition, Title of Poem, Pen Name.
6. A COMPLETED entry form must be enclosed. Ensure all sections are filled out and the entry form is signed. Sending of cash is at competitor’s own risk.
7. The judge’s decision is final. Competitors must not communicate with the judge before or during the competition. All unsuccessful entries will be shredded after the competition
8. If a Judge’s Report is required, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your entry or provide your email address on the entry form.
9. Send entries to: Competition Secretary, Entry for TCPP, PO Box 6180 Swanbourne WA 6910

Note: It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure entries comply with all the terms and conditions of entry. If any entry is excluded due to non-compliance of these terms and conditions, the competitor will not be notified nor will the entry fee be refunded.

www.fawwa.org fellowshipaustralianwriterswa@gmail.com
Ph: 08 9384 4771 FAWWA, PO Box 6180, Swanbourne WA 6910

Tom Collins House in Swanbourne, Western Australia, once the residence of Joseph Furphy, is now the headquarters of the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA branch, Western Australia’s state-wide network for writers since 1938.
Please go to website for the entry form.