FESTIVAL FRINGE

Throughout the year Canberra's vibrant poetry community hosts a range of regular events, readings and poetry related activities. Positioned in and around the festival, we are very proud to include them as part of a broader program of  Poetry on the Move events.

That Poetry Thing
featuring Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry

Monday, 14 October

Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga, Civic

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Free Entry.

Poetry in languages from around the world, plus an International Year of Indigenous Languages feature, father and daughter Deveni and Salote Temu.

 

Deveni and Salote will perform traditional Aroma song and dance of coastal Papua New Guinea, share Peroveta missionary song in mixed Aroma, Motu and other Pacific languages and discuss knowledge, identity and language with translator and literary scholar Mary Besemeres.

(image by Roger Hacker)

Poetry at Manning Clark House
with Paul Hetherington,  Paul Cliff and Jen Webb 

Tuesday, 15 October

Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circuit, Forrest

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Free Entry.

Curated by Hazel Hall, this evening features three Canberra-based poets with national reputations, reading in the intimate venue of Manning Clark House.

Manning Clark House hosts public addresses, debates, forums, art exhibitions, book launches, poetry readings and other gatherings in the former home of Manning and Dymphna Clark in Forrest, Canberra

Solid Air launches at Slam Camp Chaos:
The Kraken Backed Levia-slam: with BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT

Wednesday, 16 October

Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Civic

7.00-9.00pm, Entry: $10/$5/$poem

Solid Air, the first anthology of Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word launches at Slam Camp Chaos: The Kraken Backed Levia-slam, with special launch guests BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, Solid Air co-editors David Stavanger & Anne-Marie Te Whiu, and anthology poets Eleanor Malbon, CJ Bowerbird, Bela Farkas, Andrew Galan, Hadley and Jennifer Compton. Solid Air, published by University of Queensland Press, showcases work from more than 100 performance poets– combining slam, hip-hop and experimental performance poetry. Slam Camp Chaos is the newest poetry slam in Canberra, providing space for everyone to perform. 

Not Very Quiet 
launch of issue 5 featuring Tricia Dearborn

Monday, 21 October

Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Civic

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Free Entry.

Not Very Quiet journal celebrates the diversity of women’s poetry from Australia and overseas and poetry by women on topics and issues that matter. 

Join editors Moya Pacey and Sandra Renew for the launch of Not Very Quiet Issue 5 'Earth Poems' featuring a reading by guest editor and Poetry on the Move poet-in-residence Tricia Dearborn, and a selection of poets reading from poetry published in Issue 5.

Indian Voices: Translation Workshop

Wednesday, 23 October

Building 7 Room C13, University of Canberra, College Street, Bruce

10.00 am to 12.00 pm, Free Entry.

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

In this workshop poets/translators will work on the translation of a Hindi poem by Suresh Rituparna and an Urdu poem by Azra Naqvi, the two preeminent contemporary poets writing in North Indian languages. Each poet/translator will have access to three documents: the original poem in Hindi and Urdu; a line-by-line English paraphrase; and an audio recording of the poems in Hindi and Urdu. In his brief introduction Subhash Jaireth will provide biographical, historical and cultural contexts within which the poems were written. The workshop will be followed by a special reading of translations at the Manning Clark House (24 October).

Poetry at Manning Clark House
featuring Indian Voices

Thursday, 24 October

Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circuit, Forrest

7.00-9.00pm, Free entry.

Tonight featuring readings from the Indian Voices translation workshop.

Manning Clark House hosts public addresses, debates, forums, art exhibitions, book launches, poetry readings and other gatherings in the former home of Manning and Dymphna Clark in Forrest, Canberra

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