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2021 Poetry Month

New month-long program bins outdated perceptions about poetry

The inaugural 2021 Poetry Month takes to social media and international exchange to update poetry's pedestrian acceptance as vital, diverse…

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Poetry with Bruce and Bunjil

Writer Paul Mitchell's understanding of spirituality changed when he was brought into a poetry workshop with Bruce Pascoe.


COVID concerns force Emerging Writers Festival online

To combat the challenges of COVID-19, the EWF will once again operate digitally.


How festivals are coming out of COVID

After 2020’s postponements, festivals are back with a renewed focus on the local, exciting audiences across the nation.

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Arts sponsorship raises ethical questions

Can Perth have an ethical and sustainable Fringe Festival?


Australian poetry month to honour our best

To be held in August every year, a new month-long national celebration of Australian poets has been created by Red…


Feminism, caregiving, and the importance of community during COVID-19

After the social isolation COVID-19 has caused, this year's All About Women Festival will provide a space for people to…


Artists of the South Asian diaspora ‘share the future’ in program launch

Over 100 artists have been announced for the return of the Sangam Festival 2021. Held over four weekends in Melbourne,…


Performance review: Bhoomi: Our Country (Sydney Festival)

A collective of musicians, dancers and writers weave ancient texts, myths and traditions into a recital exploring collective connection to…

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Writers represent the arts’ fragility at Parliamentary Inquiry

At the first hearing at the Parliamentary Inquiry into the arts, three writers and a literary journal editor told of…

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