2020 Perth Poetry Festival

Join us for the 16th annual Perth Poetry Festival commencing Friday 18th September and finishing on Sunday 27th September.

Covid-19 update; the committee has decided that the festival will go ahead, hopefully with a physical audience and guests in person. However, if this is not possible we are exploring alternatives including video conferencing and other online opportunities.

Our guest poets include;

Michael Dylan Welch (USA)

David McCooey (Vic)

David Stavanger (Qld)

with local poets;

Mike Williams

Samantha Melia

Taonga Sendama

Fable Goldsmith


For biographies click here and program details click here


24th September

Queens Building. 97 William St, Perth


Main Festival

24 – 27th September

Various venues


Pre Festival Events

18 – 23 September

Various Venues


The 2020 Perth Poetry Festival is supported by:

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