14 October 2007

Everything that you missed at the Tasmanian Poetry Festival, Launceston

p>Source: Liz Winfield's October email newsletter:
Everything that you missed at this year's Tas poetry festival ...

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2007 Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Please email tpf_inc@yahoo.com.au or phone Cameron on 0437 762 707 for more information or to make bookings.

Friday, October 5

5.30 pm Meet this year’s guest poets over nibblies at the Tamar Yacht Club before we hear some ...
WORDS ON WATER 6.30 pm $5
The 2007 Tasmanian Poetry Festival kicks off on board the Tamar Odyssey as twilight settles over the Tamar River. Featuring readings by some of our Guest Poets. *Bookings Essential* See Contact Details
8.00 FRIDAY NIGHT READINGS
Tamar Yacht Club, Park Street, Launceston $5 / $3
Guests are invited to adjourn for Readings by the Guest Poets of the 2003 Poetry Festival. Featuring an Open Mike session (5 minute limit) for poets in the audience to share their work.

Saturday, October 6

11 am First Write: Readings by Young Poets: FREE EVENT
Arts Alive Space, Charles Street, Launceston (next to Fresh)
Hear the work of Tasmania’s emerging young poets, in the ambience of this vibrant artist-run gallery space.
1.30 pm Art & Verse: GOLD COIN DONATION
Readings at the Arts Alive Space by Guest Poets of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival.
3 pm Hot Cross Poets: GOLD COIN DONATION
Fullers Bookshop, St John Street, Launceston: It’s back! The perennial Festival favourite: duelling poets link their work in clever and ingenious ways. Come along to see what it’s all about!
7.30 pm THE LAUNCESTON POETRY CUP
Launceston Bowls Club, Seaport Drive, Launceston $10/$7
Light Supper, Trivia, Giveaways
7.30 LAUNCH PAD
Walleah Press founder and publisher Ralph Wessman launches Melbourne poet Michael Crane’s new book of verse
8.00
It’s on! The seminal event of the Festival, now in its 20th year, the Launceston Poetry Cup throws open the challenge to any willing poet: if you can generate the loudest audience response in under a minute with your poem, the silverware is yours. Open to everyone and anyone! It’s loud, it’s contagious, it’s the most fun you’ll ever have in verse.

Sunday October 7

WORDS DY DESIGN: $5
The Design Centre of Tasmania, Tamar Street
2.00 pm

Guest Poets will read from their work with the work of artists and designers from Tasmania and around Australia as their backdrop.
Featuring music by The Chordwainers and a reading by Festival special Guest Liz Ryan.
Featuring the draw of the famous Poetry Festival Raffle.
Festival Passes Available: $20, Access All Events

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