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Sydney poetry picnic

Where
147 Goulburn St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Australia
When

Saturday 27 January from 3pm to 6pm

The Sydney poetry picnic is a celebration of poetry.

The annual event has been rescheduled by Date Poll from December 2023, due to weather conditions. The event is an acknowledgement of the efforts undertaken throughout the year by the conveners of poetry in forging poetry communities and developing support of the art form in Sydney and New South Wales. Representatives are invited to attend, speak of their event and read. There is also an opportunity for poets to register to read, or perform in the open reading section.

Now in its eighth year, the reading will feature three-time winner of the Nimbin World Cup of Poetry Tug Dumbly (Geoff Forrester), as Emcee. ​

From the more established poetry events through to the emerging, performative and the competitive Sydney and NSW poetry that feature, local, regional, national and international poets and collaborators across a range of different venues, from libraries, galleries, museums to pubs and clubs will have an opportunity to inform us of their public programs in 2023.

The family event is free, dog friendly and has been relocated to be more accessible for everyone at Harmony Park, Surry Hills. The venue also within the NSW postcode 2010, which is set to be our precinct for the inaugural poetry festival, P – – TCODE:2010, in November 2024, in association with the Heart of Surry Hills Festival.

Representative poets will be reading from some of the poetry events that feature in Sydney and NSW: Asphalt Words, Australian Poetry; Avant Gaga; Bankstown Poetry; Loose Leaf Literature; Live Poets Society; North Shore Poetry Project; Poetry at the Petersham Bowlo; Poetry at the Rudolph Steiner House; Poetry Salon; Poetry Sydney; Poetry at the Sydney Mechanical School of Arts; Red Room Poetry; Sydney Poetry Lounge and Word Travels.

The event is subject to weather conditions. Notification of cancellation will be provided at 11:30am through the Facebook event page and members will receive notification by email.

Poets interested in reading, please register by email: mail@poetrysydney.org 

Poetry Sydney acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land where we live, create, meet and work.

This event is presented by Poetry Sydney, supported by the Surry Hills Business Partnership, and sponsored by Local Precincts and Eastside Radio.

Image: Generated by DALL·E 2023 - Drawing of poets in harmony performing to a large audience near a jacaranda tree

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