Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Poetry Without Borders

Poetry Without Borders

National Poetry Week Event
Sunday 2 September

Be part of a poetry reading with Chris Wallace Crabbe, Ouyang Yu, Judith Beveridge and Boey Kim Cheng

Poetry Without Borders reading celebrates our cultural diversity during

National Poetry Week. The proposed date will be 2/9/07 at 1.30 for 2pm and the venue will be Customs House Library.

If you feel inspired by this theme send us your expressions of interest.

We are looking for another 5 poets or so to complete the line-up.

Submit 3-5 poems with a short bio to the Poets Union, PO Box 91 Balmain NSW 2041 or email to by August 10

Please include all contact details including your email address.

This event is sponsored by

Poets Union Inc. Mascara Poetry Zine

A new monthly poetry gig in Sydney!!!!

Jack Peck has started up WordinHand at The Friend in Hand.

Should be a fun night so bring your friends along and nibble some new words...

WordinHand at The Friend in Hand
58 Cowper St Glebe 9960 2326 $5 Donation
Tuesday August 7 - 7:30 for 8:00 pm

This month WordinHand is delighted to feature two of Sydney's foremost Spoken Word performers...

Tom Jack of Hearts and Bravo Child
Thomas and Bravo have an international reputation for lyrical, rhythmic and wincingly beautiful performance poetry and storytelling.
Working in a tandem set, Tom and Bravo combine their creative strengths to deliver new delights! Plus, a Mystery Guest!

Open Mike

Have you written something and want it out there?
This month and most months from now on, WordinHand has several opportunities for new work to be presented.
Signup at the door.
Supportive environment for new as well as experienced poets.


The evening closes with a high-energy SLAM, led by Tom Jack of Hearts.
Audience participation (and how!)
Signup at the door.
First Prize: Bottle of wine PLUS a 5 minute set of your own next month! Second Prize: $20.

You are cordially invited to the launch of

Uncommon Light

By Brook Emery

To be launched by Martin Langford


Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe


Saturday 11 August, 2.30 for 3 pm

All Welcome Refreshments provided

Island Press PO Box 1015 Carlton 3053 Email: or phone 03 8344 8713


Saturdays 18 and 25 August, 10am - 4pm NSW Writers’ Centre, Rozelle
NSWWC Members $132, Members' Concession $110, Non-Members $198. GST inclusive. Bring multiple copies of three poems, writing materials and lunch. Morning and afternoon tea are provided.

Of past such workshops given by Poets Union member Les Wicks, participants have commented:
Exceptional, supporting yet challenging, showing (and earning) respect, a privilege to attend this leader’s workshop;
As advertised ­ now ­ threatening, now encouraging but with a great deal of experience and insight ­ which he shared generously; There was also a really good mix of participants ­
serendipity but fabulous; contributed very generously ­ great value for money;
I got more from two days with Les’ workshop than I did over a postgraduate year at university

LES WICKS is widely published both in Australia and overseas, an accessible poet with seven collections to his name. He's been involved in dozens of editing projects over his 30 years as a writer and has done his popular workshops from Hobart to Byron Bay to Broken Hill.

Enquiries ring 9555 9757

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