August is Poetry Month! Grab your calendars and mark these special poetry events coming up across the NT.
Wed 9 Aug | Edge of the Future
3.30-5.30pm at Westside Community Gardens
This free eco-writing workshop for 12-18 year olds (and family) is not to be missed! Join multi-talented poet Victoria Alondra, Arid Lands Environment Centre and local Environment Officers to explore creative responses to climate change and our local ecosystems.
Fri 18 Aug | First Nations Australia Writers Network Poetry Event
5.30-7pm at The Roastery
A free public event featuring Amelia Turner, Maureen Nampijimpa O’Keefe, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams, Laniyuk, Shirley Turner and Theresa Penangke Alice. A FNAWN Summit 2023 event supported by AP Australian Poetry and Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
Mon 21 Aug | NT Poetry Month Showcase
6.30pm at the Deckchair Cinema, Darwin
Tickets $10-15 via Darwin Festival
A special Poetry Month showcase featuring Melanie Mununggurr, Mililma May, Laurie May, Sean Choolburra and Sandra Thibodeaux plus guest VJ Jean Poole, hosted by Nicole Smede.
Thurs 24 August | Emerging Writers Group
5-7pm at Red Hot Arts, Mparntwe/Alice Springs
Free for NTWC members
A dedicated space to practice your writing, share prompts and put aside two hours to focus on your craft. To join, email email@example.com.
Sat 26 Aug | Australian Poetry Slam – Darwin Heat
3pm at Bustard Town, 15 Knuckey St
Could you be Australia’s next poetry slam champion? With only 20 spots available and 2 minutes to wow the audience, get in early to register to perform.
Sun 27 Aug | Wild Words
4.30-6.30pm at Lucky Bat Cafe, Darwin
A live performance forum for poets and spoken word artists. The theme of the month is “Through Rose Coloured Glasses.” Get your favourite writing medium ready and prepare to unleash your Wild Words.
Thurs 31 Aug | The Dirty Word
6pm at The Roastery, Mparntwe/Alice Springs
$5 cash on the door
The infamous Mparntwe night of open mic poetry featuring a special set by a monthly feature poet. Get in early and grab a table and a meal.