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August 2020

Write a poem, save a devil!

Sun 1st Sep  -
Mon 31st Aug 

In awareness of Australia’s 300+ threatened animals and plants, we invite you to write a poem about an endangered Australian animal or plant. For every poem we receive, we’ll give $1 to Rewilding Australia to help save our quolls, devils and dingoes. Send your poem to

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Deadly Editors: Talking First Nation Anthologies

Sun 2nd Aug 1:00 p.m. -
Sun 2nd Aug 2:00 p.m.

Live via Facebook

Join three leading Indigenous poets discuss the new wave of First Nation anthologies that have arrived on bookshelves this year. Jeanine Leane (Guwayu), Alison Whittaker (Fire Front) and Ellen van Neerven (Homeland Calling) yarn about process, poets, publishers and the politics of editing.

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Panel: States of Spoken Word

Fri 7th Aug 6:45 p.m. -

Join this free panel discussion about the state (and rise) of spoken word both in AUS/NZ, its role in opening poetry up to new audiences, the platform it provides for marginalised voices and the future for the live form in the face of COVID-19.

Featuring Bennie SolahLaurie MayAnne-Marie Te WhiuZainab Syed and Angela Peita. Hosted by Red Room Poetry's David Stavanger and co-presented by Melbourne Spoken Word, with support from Oranges & Sardines Foundation.

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