Tag Archives: Poetry

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist for 2016

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards began in 2008 and aim to recognise individual excellence and the contribution Australian authors make to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.  The panel of judges make recommendations to the Prime Minister for the shortlists and winners across … Continue reading

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‘Youth’ wins out in poetry slam

The title of Blue Mountains Slam Champion last night (Thursday 16th June) went to newcomer 15 year old Chloe Humphrys for her poem Youth, a spirited and brilliant examination of how it feels to be young and on the brink … Continue reading

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

The Christina Stead Prize for Fiction The Christina Stead Prize ($40,000) is offered for a book of fiction – for a novel or a collection of stories. Ghost River by Tony Birch Locust Girl. A Lovesong by Merlinda Bobis Clade by … Continue reading

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Alison’s Picks – February 2016

Debra Adelaide : The Women’s Pages Mark O’Flynn : The  Soup’s Song: poetry Elena Ferrante : The Lost Daughter Carmel Bird : My Hearts are Your Hearts: short stories  

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Poetry Under the Stars @ Katoomba Library

The highlight of the Library year! The 4th annual celebration of the wonder, joy and fun of poetry. Bring a cushion and a picnic (no alcohol) to enjoy an evening’s entertainment. This year, for the first time ever, our poets … Continue reading

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#poetryread Twitter discussion – March 2015

Remember there will be a #poetryread twitter discussion on Tuesday  31 March 2015 starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings (Summer) Time.  Or 9.00pm New Zealand Time, 6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Summer Time, 9am – 11am; 2pm – … Continue reading

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March is #poetryread

Poetry is the expression of intense emotion – pain, love, longing, joy. Poetry can be visual, natural or man-made, as well as literary – spouted by beret-wearing, disaffected youth. Whatever emotion you want to explore, there is some poetry to help … Continue reading

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