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Poetry in First Languages on Arrernte Country

On 12, 13 and 15 May 2019, Red Room Poetry held a series of workshops on Arrernte Country for First Nations students in the Northern Territory as part of our bespoke Poetry in First Languages (PIFL) progam. Find out more about our PIFL workshops on Country and see photos from the Arrernte workshops.

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Poetry Object 2019 competition open!

We warmly invite teachers and students to enter Poetry Object, Australasia’s largest free poetry-writing competition, with over $10,000 in prizes to be won. The competition ignites imaginations by inviting young writers (Years 3-10) and their teachers to create poems inspired by special or talismanic objects.

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Keep languages alive

Celebrating Poetry in First Languages in the Year of Indigenous Languages

Help us keep First Nations languages alive through workshops that connect First Nations poets, Elders, Languages Custodians and young people to create poetry. Donate to Poetry in First Languages via our support us page.

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