Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Two Fires Festival

Two Fires Festival

30 March -1 April 2007

This uniquely adventurous festival explores and celebrates the ongoing relevance of Judith Wright’s legacy as a poet, conservationist and indigenous rights activist. This year’s theme is Identity and Environment: Taking up the Challenge.

Guest writers include Bronwyn Lea, Samuel Wagan Watson, Louise Crisp, Roger McDonald, Kim Mahood, Jackie French, Peter Hay, Martin Langford, Mohsen Soltani, Susan Hampton, Fadeel Kayat.

Panels and readings: ‘Writing the Land’, ‘Writers and Activism’, ‘Reaching across Cultures’.

Haiku on the Hoof, Random Acts of Poetry, Walks around ‘Edge’, Judith Wright’s former home, Poets’ Breakfast, a Writing Marathon plus more.

Environment and Identity Dialogues with key speakers (see website)

Satire + Activism with Martin Wesley-Smith and Ros Dunlop (audio visual works) and Harry Laing (a satirical broadside ballad).

Indigenous stream; many music events; women writing and ideas forums; talks on alternative farming and energy conservation and more…

see for details.

Details courtesy of the Poets Union.


Poems in Conversation

Live Poets' Society

7:30 pm Wednesday, 28th March
Don Bank, 6 Napier St, North Sydney


Six of Sydney's leading poets interact in a vivid exchange exploring pathos, poignancy, irony and beauty.

Featuring: Margaret Bradstock, Joanne Burns, Kerry Leves, David Musgrave, Jenni Nixon, Louise Wakeling.

There is also an Open Section where anyone can recite, sing, tell a story or play an instrument.

$7 admission includes supper and liquid refreshment.

Further enquiries: Danny Gardner (02) 9896-6956 or

Information courtesy of the Poet's Union


Poets Union Sunday Poetry Readings

2 pm Sunday 25 March
Brett Whiteley Studio at 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills

Poets Union Sunday Poetry Readings

Featured Guests and Open Mic
$7/$5 conc.

For enquiries phone Brook Emery (0410) 406-149

Featured poet: Mal McKimmie.

Information courtesy of the Poets Union.

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