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    Poetry After Dark at The Hyde Park Barracks

    Thursday 27th May 2021 / 5 p.m.
    For the next instalment of After Dark at Hyde Park Barracks, Red Room takes over the site with a series of special guest poetry performances and workshops.
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    Guwayu – For All Times Panel @ SWF

    Thursday 29th April 2021 / 3 p.m.
    What's on your Sydney Writers' Festival wish list this year? We're excited for this panel event with Guwayu – For All Times contributing poets at Carriageworks on Thursday 29 April, 4pm.
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    POEM FOREST nature prize

    Sunday 21st March 2021
    Know a young writer? Entries are now open for POEM FOREST – a free nature poetry prize that plants a tree in the Australian Botanic Garden for every student and teacher poem received.
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    Poetry Month 2021 Launch Event

    Sunday 21st March 2021 / 3 p.m.
    On World Poetry Day, we launched the inaugural Poetry Month. Catch the highlights in the video replay.
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    Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop with Ali Jane Smith

    Saturday 20th February 2021 / 2 p.m. – Saturday 20th February 2021 / 4 p.m.
    Poet Ali Jane Smith leads this free outdoor ekphrastic workshop creating new words/worlds responding to the Garden's artworks and surroundings. All ages and writing experience welcome.
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    Online Poetry Workshop with Eunice Andrada

    Wednesday 12th August 2020
    Award-winning Filipina poet Eunice Andrada led an immersive and interactive Writing Water poetry workshop.
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    Panel event: States of Spoken Word

    Friday 07th August 2020 / 6:45 p.m.
    A 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.
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    Poets in Conversation on Instagram Live

    Monday 03rd August 2020 – Friday 07th August 2020
    For one jam-packed week in August 2020, @Blackfulla_Bookclub's Instagram played host to Guwayu poets.
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    Deadly Editors: Talking First Nation Anthologies

    Sunday 02nd August 2020 / 1 p.m.
    Join three leading Indigenous poets discuss the new wave of First Nation anthologies that have arrived on bookshelves this year.
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    Offical launch: Guwayu – For All Times

    Tuesday 28th July 2020 / 7 p.m.
    Oonline launch party for Guwayu – For All Times, a collection of First Nations poems, featuring Jeanine Leane, Kirli Saunders, and a number of contributing poets.
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    Poems float on Sydney Ferries

    Saturday 21st March 2020 – Thursday 31st December 2020
    Writing Water poems sailed on Sydney Ferries throughout 2020.
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    Write a poem, save a devil!

    Sunday 01st September 2019 – Monday 31st August 2020
    In awareness of Australia's 300+ threatened animals and plants, we invite you to write a poem about an endangered Australian animal or plant.
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    Punch Lines: Poets Play Duchamp

    Wednesday 01st May 2019 / 6 p.m. – Wednesday 01st May 2019 / 7 p.m.

    Red Room Poetry, in partnership with AGNSW present new works inspired by The Essential Duchamp exhibition. Free event as part of Sydney Writers' Festival.

    Meet the poets