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Red Room Poetry Month
01 Aug 2023 – 31 Aug 2023
Around Australia

Red Room Poetry Month

'Red Room Poetry (RR) is Australia's leading organisation for commissioning, creating, publishing and promoting poetry in meaningful ways. RR has a reputation for excellence and invention, delivering projects that are unparalleled in their quality, scale, professional payment of poets, cultural impact, amplification and engagement of poets, students and audiences of all ages.'


August is Poetry Month. Join UQP authors and poets as we celebrate and showcase poetry at events, performances and conversations around the country.

Queensland Poetry Month
Friday 18 August 2023
State Library of Queensland, Brisbane QLD

Featuring Jarad Bruinstroop (Reliefs) and Shastra Deo (The Exclusion Zone), hosted by Rae White (Exactly As I Am).

National Poetry Month Gala
7:30pm-9pm, Friday 4 August
Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney NSW

Featuring Sarah Holland-Batt (The Jaguar), Jazz Money (how to make a basket), Sara Saleh (The Flirtation of Girls, coming December 2023).

SA Poetry Month Showcase
6:30pm, Thursday 10 August 2023
Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton SA

Featuring Jill Jones (Viva the Real).

Byron Poetry Month Showcase (Byron Writers Festival 2023)
12:30pm, Friday 11 August 2023
Byron Writers Festival, Bangalow Showground NSW

Featuring David Stavanger (Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word).

Wollongong Poetry Month Showcase
6pm, Saturday 19 August 2023
The Music Lounge, Wollongong NSW

Featuring Sara Saleh (The Flirtation of Girls, coming December 2023).

Poetry Book Club
7pm, Tuesday 15 August 2023

Featuring Felicity Plunkett (A Kinder Sea) and Ellen van Neerven (Throat).

30in30 Online Open Mic
7pm, Tuesday 29 August 2023

Featuring Shastra Deo (The Exclusion Zone).