‘Poetry on the Move’ Festival

  • VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre
  • PRESENTER: Poetry on the Move
  • WHEN: 12am to 12am
    17 October 2019 - 20 October 2019
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Founded in 2015, the Poetry on the Move is a fully curated festival run by the International Poetry Studies Institute at the University of Canberra. IPSI’s objectives are to promote poetry as a globally valuable art form through the engagement with international, national and local poetry communities.

The festival will run from the 17th – 21st October at various locations in Canberra, including our festival hub and festival partner Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre, our evening readings venue Smith’s Alternative, The National Portrait Gallery and the Canberra Museum and Gallery, where we’ll be holding our poetry symposium.

Events at Gorman

Thursday the 17th

  1.  Poetry Singapore Style with Alvin Pang, 10 am – 12 pm, E Seminar Room
  2. Opening Night, 6 – 8 pm, Gorman Main Hall

Friday the 18th

  1. That Big, Bad, Bodacious, Bass-ass Poem with Kei Miller, 10 am – 12 pm, E Seminar Room
  2. Poetry and Process, 1 – 2:15 pm Gorman Main Hall
  3. What Should Poetry be?, 3:30 – 4:45 pm, Gorman Main Hall

Saturday the 19th

  1. Publishing your first collection with Tricia Dearborn, 10 am – 12 pm, E Seminar Room
  2. When They Come for You: Poetry That Resists, 1 – 2:15 pm, Gorman Main Hall
  3. The Texture of Truth, 3:30 – 4:45 pm, Gorman Main Hall

Sunday the 20th

  1. Talking to Myths talking to us with Mani Rao, 10 am – 12 pm, E Seminar Room
  2. The Science of Poetry, 1 – 2:15 pm, Gorman Main Hall
  3. What’s the Use of Poetry?, 3:30 – 4:45 pm, Gorman Main Hall