29 May 2007

Australian Poetry Centre to be launched

Australian Poetry Centre


MEDIA ALERT

First national poetry centre to open

The Australian Poetry Centre (APC) will be launched at 5.30pm on June 7 at “Glenfern”, an historic Mansion in East St Kilda, once home to the artistic Boyd Family. “Glenfern” is now the home of writers’ studios, musicians and the APC, which will also include a comprehensive national poetry library.

The centre will be launched by APC Chair Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Copyright Agency Limited and will feature poetry readings by John Clarke, Dorothy Porter and Francesca Haig.

The new centre has been established through funding from Australian copyright management company, Copyright Agency Limited.

The APC aims to

* Strengthen the presence and profile of Australian poetry within Australia and overseas

* Promote the writing, reading, and appreciation of poetry as an integral part of personal and community life

With the exciting new development of Melbourne's Centre for Books and Ideas, APC is set to take a central position in 2009 at the State Library of Victoria.

For more information please contact Teresa Bell at the APC on
03 9527 4063/0414 549 364 or email teresa@australianpoetrycentre.org.au

http://www.australianpoetrycentre.org.au

1 comment:

Ivy said...

Welcome back, Anne.

Is the system being gamed, and "Does Australia Need an ICAC for Poetry?"

Does Australia Need an ICAC for Poetry?  David Musgrave's article in Southerly is not new, but it's worth reading if you missed it....