2020 Perth Poetry Festival

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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) unfortunately David has had to withdraw from the Festival for personal reasons

Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Qld)

David Stavanger (Qld)

with local poets;

Mike Williams unfortunately Mike has had to withdraw from the Festival for health reasons

Samantha Melia

Taonga Sendama

Fable Goldsmith

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Program details click here

Workshop 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 acknowledges the support of the Western Australian State Government, through BE Perth, and receives funds from Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australia Cultural Fund. This Festival is supported by;

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