2018 Perth Poetry Festival Program

A range of free and low cost events including workshops, discussions  and poetry readings.

To download the program, click on this link 2018 Festival Events Version 6

 

2018 Festival Events Version 6

For details about Festival Workshops click here

Festival Events:

Big Screen

Creative Connections Art & Poetry Exhibition

Wellness Poetry

Loose Tongues

WA Slam Heat #2

low ball

Soup and Sonnets

Anti-Slam

Creative Connections Art & Poetry Exhibition Launch

Spoken Word Perth

Gala

Corporeality, temporality, spatiality and physicality in performance poetry

Outspoken

Perth Poetry Club

Meet & Greet

WA Slam Heat #3

Women Writers

Rhythm of Place

Finale

Venues

Big Screen
Cultural Centre, Perth
Festival week

WAPPI is collaborating with the MRA to project poetry on the big screen in James Street outside PICA. Each poem will be projected for a couple of minutes at a random time during the festival, beginning on 9th August. Depending on the number of submissions, poems may be repeated.

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Creative Connections Art & Poetry Exhibition
14 – 17th & 20 – 24th August
10am – 4pm
TAFE Shop Front Gallery
A free event

An eclectic exhibition of artwork by artists with complex needs accompanied by poetry inspired by the artwork. All artwork is for sale. An Anthology of the art and poetry is also available for sale.

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Wellness Poetry
Friday 10th August
12 -1.30pm
Lorrikeet Centre
A free event

Details soon

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Loose Tongues
Saturday 11th August
2pm-4pm
YMCA HQ
Entry by donation at the door

Young poets let their words and tongues run wild as 6 feature poets take to the mike to tell us about the passion in their hearts and the world in their eyes. Lots of open mike opportunities for poets 22 and under.

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WA Slam Heat #2
Saturday 11th August
4:30 – 6:30pm
four5nine bar
$10 waged/$5 un-waged at the door

Perth Slam presents the second WA heat of the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam at the four5nine bar in North Perth. Poets and spoken word artists of all sorts have a chance to make it to the finals at the end of August, where the top two slammers get a trip to Sydney for a chance at the title of 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Champion!

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low ball
Saturday, 11th August
8 – 10pm
Perth Artifactory
$10 waged/$5 un-waged at the door

low ball is 2018 poetry festival’s sound and poetry showcase. poetry with a focus on sound or sound with a focus on poetry? artists decide. with a leaning toward experimentation, expect things and loud—earplugs available. feat. jakob boyd, sam fox, mar bucknell, chris arnold, furious audio description, &c.

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Soup and Sonnets
Sunday 12th August
2 – 4pm
Kent St Arts
$10 at the door

Details soon

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Anti-Slam
Sunday 12th August
8-9.30pm
$5 at the door
Venue TBA

The slam heats are well underway and soon WA will be preparing to send some of it’s finest to Sydney to compete in the Australian Poetry Slam.  This is not one of those events. In the anti-slam poets compete for the lowest score possible. Poetry meets Comedy meets bravery and buffoonery in an even of bad poetry, bad jokes, bad acting, and a great time. Sign ups on the door. Winner takes the door!

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Creative Connections Art & Poetry Exhibition Launch
Monday 13th August
6.30 – 8.30pm
North Metropolitan TAFE shop Front Gallery
A free event, Finger food and refreshments provided.

An eclectic collection of art by artists with complex needs with poetry written in response to the artwork plus presentations by Rose van Son (poet) and Rebecca Johnston (artist) supported by readings by contributing poets.

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Spoken Word Perth
Wednesday 15th August
7pm-10pm
City Farm
$10 waged/$5 un-waged at the door

Every fortnight we offer a microphone, carpet and at least one fabulous feature for your entertainment. Plenty of open mic – sign ups at the door. For our special festival event we’ll be featuring PEACH and AARON LEE. Check out our Facebook page for more details! https://www.facebook.com/spokenwordperth/

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Gala
Thursday 16th August
7 – 10pm
Queens Building
$15/$10 at the door. Catered with wine and beer for sale.

A taste of what is to come from all of the guest poets and the guest musician plus the Creatrix Poetry and Haiku Prize presentations.

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Corporeality, temporality, spatiality and physicality in performance poetry
(or, What is your body doing in my poem?)
(or Why slams are the death of performance poetry)
Friday 17th August
4 – 6pm
Queens Building
A free event

A short performance and a presentation on performance by Mar Bucknell, followed by an open discussion on performance and poetry.

Mar Bucknell is a minimalist. Poet.

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Outspoken
Friday 17th August
7 – 9.30pm
Queens Building
$10 waged/$5 un-waged at the door

Includes a tribute to Candy Royale and featuring: Marziya Mohammedali and Lana Moon.

Marziya Mohammedali is a wordsmith, photographer, designer and artist based in Perth, Western Australia. Their practice focuses on narratives of dissent, identity, migration, transition, and working for social justice through multidisciplinary creative practice. They are the Creative Director of Jalada – A pan-African writing collective.

Lana Moon is a trans femme performance poet. Her work centres on her struggles with mental illness, parenthood and trans life through an optimistically pessimistic lens. She relishes speaking about topics that aren’t often raised as a means of working through personal turmoil while encouraging others to do the same.

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Perth Poetry Club
Saturday 18th August
2 – 4 pm
Moon Café
Entry by donation at the door

A smattering of poetry and music from all of the festival guest poets and featured musician.

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Meet & Greet
Saturday 18th August
Saturday 4.00 – 5.30pm
Moon Cafe
A free event

An informal opportunity to talk to and have books, etc., signed by the festival poets and musician.

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WA Slam Heat #3
Saturday 18th August
4:30 – 6:30pm
four5nine bar
$10 waged/$5 un-waged at the door

Poets and spoken word artists of all sorts have a chance to make it to the finals at the end of August, where the top two slammers get a trip to Sydney for a chance at the title of 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Champion!

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Women Writers
Saturday 18th August
7 – 9.30pm
Queens Building
Entry by donation at the door

Join Kate Noske in conversation with women writers at various stages of their publishing careers. Poets from Westerly’s Writers Development Program and UWAP’s new poetry series will be reading their work and discussing their advances from emergence to journal and book publishing. Featuring Carolyn Abbs, Amanda Joy, Renee Pettitt-Schipp and more.

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Rhythm of Place
Sunday 19th August
3 – 5pm
The Orient
Entry by donation at the door

Ten OOTA poets will read their work exploring interior and exterior landscapes and the connection between them. Featuring Rita Tognini, Sue Clennell, Gail Willems, Annamaria Weldon, Ross Jackson, Christopher Konrad, Rosemary Longhurst, Veronica Lake, Rachael Petridis and Carolyn Abbs.

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Finale
Sunday 19th August
7 – 10pm
Fibonacci Centre
$15/$10 at the door. Catered with wine and beer for sale.

A celebration of everything about the festival with final performances by the guest poets and musician plus the presentation of the Ros Spencer Poetry Contest Prizes.

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Venues

 Artifactory 16 Guthrie St, Osborne Park

City Farm 1 City Farm Place, East Perth

Fibonacci Centre 19 Blinco St, Fremantle

four5nine bar 459 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth

Kent St Arts 12 Kent St, East Victoria Park

Lorikeet Centre 104 Cambridge St, West Leederville

Mattie Furphy House Claire Copse, Swanbourne

Moon Café 323 William St, Northbridge

North Metropolitan TAFE Shop Front Gallery 149 Beaufort St, Northbridge

The Orient 39 High St, Fremantle

Queens Building upstairs, 97 William St, Perth

YMCA HQ 60A Frame Ct, Leederville

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Queens Building: Enter via the doorway on William St, go through to the courtyard and take the lift/stairs to the first level. The venue is around the walkway on the opposite side.

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The 2018 Perth Poetry Festival is supported by:

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