Stand Up For Poetry

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Stand Up for Poetry is a Hunter region poetry program that encourages poetic expression and skills development while fostering the poetry scene through workshops and special events. 15 free events will be held across the region from July – November 2021 including:

  • Poetry writing and performance workshops
  • Spoken word performance opportunities
  • A science poetry workshop
  • A collaboration with Cuplet monthly poetry night
  • The Great Debate where poets share their poetry and love of their chosen poetry form
  • Local slam heats as part of the Australian Poetry Slam, with the Hunter Regional Slam Final taking place as part of the Riverlights Multicultural Festival in Maitland.

Newcastle Libraries specific events are:

  • Poetry Slam workshop, 13 August, 4-6pm
  • Science Poetry workshop, 21 August, 10am-12pm
  • APS Poetry Slam Heat – Newcastle, 10 September, 6-8pm
  • Cuplet, 22 October, 6-7.30pm
  • The Great Debate, 12 November, 6-7.30pm

Book your free tickets for Stand Up for Poetry now!

Stand Up for Poetry is a partnership between Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens Libraries. Event partners include: Australian Poetry Slam, Word Travels.