Poets on Wheels rolling this way
Organised by the Poets Union and supported by Arts NSW, the Poets on Wheels program has for more than a decade toured poets to all parts of NSW. The tour gives a mix of experienced and emerging poets an opportunity to try their poetry before new audiences and gives audiences the chance to hear, read with and enjoy poets that they might not otherwise get a chance to meet. It is a successful program to raise the profile of poetry in regional NSW. The poets begin their NSW tour this week 5 towns in 7 days culminating with a wine tasting and poetry reading to be held at Orange City Library on Tuesday 21 October at 6.30pm during Wine Week. Hear three accomplished poets David Brooks, Mark O'Flynn and Marvis Sofield read their own works, quiz the writers, read your own poem in the open section, with prizes awarded for the best local poems while enjoying a wine tasting with Rolling Wines and please bring a gold coin donation.
The next day join in a poetry workshop for adults from 12pm to 3pm with the Poets on Wheels at the West Room, Orange Regional Gallery, Byng Street. It will be a lot of fun and inspiring to learn from published poets. Cost is $10 and bring along ten copies of one of your poems plus pen and paper. Please book your place by calling the Central West Writers' Centre on 6393 8125.