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Sunday, May 13 2012
The Writers’ Walk Code: SR1  |  Type:   |  Genres: Poetry

Gather inspiration from nature while doing an easy bushwalk with poet Deb Westbury, local historian John Low and a Discovery Ranger.

Sunday, May 13 2012 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ticketed: $30
Poetry Walk Meeting Point, Cnr of Cliff Drive and Glen Raphael Drive, Katoomba  read more >
Poetry in Cathedral Cave Code: SR2  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Five of Australia’s leading poets read in the Cathedral Cave at Jenolan Caves.

Sunday, May 13 2012 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Ticketed: $60
Jenolan Caves - Cathedral Cave, 4669 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves  read more >
 
Monday, May 14 2012
Brandl & Schlesinger Book Launches and Poetry Readings Code: SR7  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Margaret West, Rhyll McMaster, Aidan Coleman and S.K. Kelen read from their poetry collections.

Monday, May 14 2012 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 15 2012
Launch into Poetry Code: SR12  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: Poetry

Join us for the launch of new collections by Mark O’Flynn, John Watson and David Musgrave.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
 
Wednesday, May 16 2012
Throwing Soft Bombs: The Making of a Poem  * SOLD OUT * Code: W14  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Poetry

Mark Tredinnick explores the disciplines of beauty entailed in creating a poem.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
The Sons of Clovis: David Brooks Code: 7  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Poetry, History, Publishing Industry

David Brooks on the nature of poetry and the infamous Ern Malley Hoax.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9036 5253
University of Sydney, Macleay Museum, Gosper Lane (off Science Road), University of Sydney  read more >
 
Thursday, May 17 2012
Harbours and Rivers Code: 26  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Robert Adamson, Neil Astley, Martin Harrison and Jennifer Maiden.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Sydney: Suburban Swell Code: 34  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

John Carey, David Musgrave, Louise Wakeling, Les Wicks and Margaret Bradstock.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Poetry of Gig Ryan and Kate Lilley Code: 44  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Poetry

Gig Ryan and Kate Lilley read from their latest work.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Is Code Poetry? Code: 54  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Historical Fiction, Poetry

Anna Gibbs, Mark Pesce and Benjamin Laird talk to Jeff Sparrow.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
County of Kings Code: 62  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Poetry, , Biography & Memoir

Lemon Andersen talks about (and performs) his remarkable life. With Robbie Buck.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Troubles with Ireland Code: 63  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, Fiction, History, Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics, Poetry,

Sebastian Barry and Roddy Doyle tell Tom Keneally about the woe and hope of the Emerald Isle.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney  read more >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
Legends Code: 73  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Neil Astley hosts Gig Ryan and Robert Adamson, two of our finest poets.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Dorothy Hewett Remembered Code: 105  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Kate Lilley leads this tribute to her mother, Dorothy Hewett.

Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Her Beauty and Her Terror Code: 115  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Poetry

Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray tell Barry Spurr how well Australian poetry stacks up.

Friday, May 18 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Word on the Street: Under the Red Tent Code: SR15  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Under a Bedouin tent, the sound of the ney flute combines with local poetry and hip hop.

Friday, May 18 2012 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Free, no bookings
Railway Park, Auburn  read more >
Moving People Code: SR16  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry, Fiction

A night of performance writing on coming and going from Western Sydney.

Friday, May 18 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9793 8324
Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown  read more >
 
Saturday, May 19 2012
Staying Alive Code: 144  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Poetry

Neil Astley talks to Robert Adamson about keeping poetry alive.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Bell Epoch Code: 146  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Art & Design, Poetry, Fiction, Biography & Memoir

Our greatest interpreter of Shakespeare shares his insights with Ron Blair.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
National Treasures Code: 154  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Poetry

Judith Beveridge hosts a discussion and readings with Mark Tredinnick and Vivian Smith.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Rumble Code: SR27  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Music, Poetry

Young poets vie to represent New South Wales to become slam champions.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Free, bookings essential 8839 3399
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta  read more >
The Secret Life of Poetry  * SOLD OUT * Code: W30  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Poetry

David Brooks leads a workshop on improving your poetry skills.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Loose Canons: Poetry of the Unexpected Code: 165  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

The poets featured speak out with diverse voices varying from acerbic wit to clever ludic twists.

Saturday, May 19 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Poetry Australia Code: 175  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Indulge in the words of some of our finest poets, hosted by two of them: Robert Gray and Geoffrey Lehmann.

Saturday, May 19 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
On Western Sydney Code: 176  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, , Fiction, Poetry

Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Judith Ridge, Felicity Castagna and Oliver Phommavanh talk to Fiona Wright about Western Sydney’s literary culture.

Saturday, May 19 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Disappearing Walking Tour  * SOLD OUT * Code: 187  |  Type:   |  Genres: Poetry

The Red Room Company takes you on a poetic tour of hidden Sydney.

Saturday, May 19 2012 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM BOOKED OUT
Sydney Dance Cafe, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Disappearing Walking Tour  * SOLD OUT * Code: 190  |  Type:   |  Genres: Poetry

The Red Room Company takes you on a poetic tour of hidden Sydney.

Saturday, May 19 2012 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM BOOKED OUT
Sydney Dance Cafe, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Spoken Four Code: 191  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Poetry

Lemon Andersen, Luka Lesson, Skye Loneragan and Benito Di Fonzo, hosted by Miles Merrill.

Saturday, May 19 2012 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Sunday, May 20 2012
Zine Fair Code: 197  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Feminism, Fiction, Publishing Industry, Historical Fiction, , Poetry

Buy, sell, swap or simply browse at one of the largest zine fairs in the Southern Hemisphere.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks  read more >
Music and Words Code: 198  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Poetry, Music

Luka Lesson, MC Trey and Belinda Campbell talk to Miles Merrill.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Rocket Readings Code: SR34  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Poetry readings with guests Mark Tredinnick, Ali Jane Smith and Julie Chevalier plus open-mic and live music.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Wollongong City Gallery, Corner of Kembla and Burelli Streets, Wollongong  read more >
The Rumble: All Stars Code: 223  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Poetry, Music

The best of the Rumble with Luka Lesson, Miles Merrill and Trevor Brown.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >