Taste Buds

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Louise Jaques and Kylie Maslen present a talk/workshop about writing about food. A hybrid fiction/non-fiction experiment with delicious results. Chow down while turning descriptions of food in a restaurant review into a poem or write a poem where you’re only allowed to describe things as related to foods, or compose a flash fiction from the point of view of a food.

Image credit: Adam Chandler

Heart Beats

Thursday, September 29, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The mixtape to end all mixtapes: four writers each play you a song and share their feelings about it.

Australian Poetry Slam Newcastle Region Final

Friday, September 30, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Newcastle's slam poets battle it out for their chance at the final, with 2015 Champion Phil Wilcox as host.

Australian Poetry Presents: Poetically Pushing Against Dominant Narratives


Saturday, October 1, 2016
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Between/across/along/in/out/around – the many voiced and the many textured landscape of queer poets writing in Australia right now.

The John Burgess Game Show Tribute Show

Sunday, October 2, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come on down. Is that a donkey in the oven? No, it's Varcoe's catch phrase. Want to be a millionaire?