Saturday, August 18, 2007


Club Tap

Club Tap
Every Thursday, 7-10 pm

A night of laughter, words & song with special guest MCs, featuring the SLAM COMP for poets, comedians & songwriters. Audience vote best of the night to enter the final to win $500 in prizes. $5/entry.
Tap gallery, 278 Palmer Street , Darlinghurst 9361 0440
TAP is proudly supported by The Alternative Media Group

Information kindly supplied by The Poet's Union


Book Launch

Saturday 15 September
5.30 for 6pm

You are cordially invited to the launch of

The Sweeping Plain

by Michael Sharkey

The book will be launched by

Peter Kirkpatrick

atThe Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe



Poets Union Sunday Poetry Readings

Sunday 26 August
Brett Whiteley Studio
2 Raper Street, Surry Hills
Poets Union Sunday Poetry Readings
4th Sunday of Each Month
2pm – 4pm
Featured Guest Poet and Open Mic
Free Entry
Enquiries: Brook Emery 0410 406 149

Marcella Polain – Marcella comes to us from Perth where she lectures in the Writing program at Edith Cowan University . She has been the poetry editor of Westerly and Blue Dog. Her first collection, Dumbstruck (FIP, 1996) won the Anne Elder Prize and her second, Each Clear Night (FIP, 2000) was short-listed for the WA Premier’s Prize. She has recently completed a third collection, Therapy Like Fish, and a novel, The Edge of the World.

Information courtesy of the Poets' Union.


Live Poets' Society

Wednesday 22 August
Live Poets' Society

Calling all poets and musicians! It's your turn to have your say!
Live Poets' Society presents YESTERDAY'S WARNING: poets and singers responding to climate change + global warming – featuring irreverent singer/guitarist PAUL BUCKBERRY at Don Bank Museum 6 Napier St North Sydney on Wednesday, 22 August.
The night will be recorded for a possible cd/book release and participants are asked to bring along a copy of their poem or song. Doors open 7.30 pm and $7 admission includes supper and liquid refreshment.
Enquiries: Danny Gardner on 9896 6956 or Mobile : 0422 263 373 or at

Information courtesy of the Poets' Union


Wordjammin' @ Bar Me

Tuesday 21 August
Wordjammin' @ Bar Me

Wordjammin' @ Bar Me is a night of poetry that gives voice to words and music by poets and musicians alike that features different guest poets and musicians each month. These artists will come together in a principally improvised format and the result can only be experienced if attended. An open mic is also housed. Wordjammin' @ Bar Me is on the third Tuesday of the month, 154 Brougham Street , Kings Cross. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm, $10.00. For more information contact Angela Stretch mobile: 0434 898 578 or email:

Information courtesy of: The Poet's Union.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Poetry Workshop


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


New Monthly Poetry Gig

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 Hand58 Cowper St Glebe 9960 2326
$5 DonationTuesday 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.


Poetry Book Launch

You are cordially invited to the launch of

Uncommon Light
Brook Emery

To be launched by Martin Langford at
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


Poetry Book Launch

The Giramondo Publishing Company warmly invites you to the launch of


the new poetry collection by

Jane Gibian

to be launched by
Adam Aitken
on Sunday 5 August
3.30 for 4 pm
upstairs at Gleebooks
49 Glebe Point Rd

RSVP: 9660 2333
Giramondo Publishing from the Writing & Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney


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 your expressions of interest to the Poets Union.
They 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 * City of Sydney

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