Spook ‘n’ Weird

Femxle Experience Art Rebellion 57 Bridge Mall, Ballarat

Join host Megan J Riedl and special literary guests for night of spellbinding spoken word in Ballarat. Featuring a reading by Kirstyn McDermott, Ballarat author of contemporary gothic, dark fiction, horror and fairy tales, and Cygnet & Swan productions will present dynamic readings of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Plus Arty Tricks for sale […]

$10

Once Upon A River – nature writing inspired by the Werribee River Catchment

Werribee Park Farm and Community Hub Gate 5, K Road, Werribee

Once Upon a River is a nature-writing program, exploring Wyndham’s spectacular natural spaces and diverse ecosystems. Each session visits a new place and will begin with a short nature walk, guided by a WRA representative. An experienced writer, poet and/or musician will then help to get the creative juices flowing, with a facilitated writing session, […]

Free

Book Launch: Rose Lucas Increments of the Everyday

Newport Community Hub 13 Mason Street, Newport

Angela Costi launches Rose Lucas's new collection Increments of the Everyday (Puncher and Wattmann). With readings also from Anne Elvey from her new book, Leaf (Liquid Amber Press). In person poetry and connection, how good is that! -  with a glass and nibbles. Enter through sliding doors on the park - we'll be in the Mechanics Hall! We'd […]

Free

Michael J. Leach’s Natural Philosophies – Sunday session poetry launch

Bookish Bendigo 1/358 Hargreaves St, Bendigo

Michael J. Leach (@m_jleach) is an award-winning poet, reviewer, and academic. Bookish is pleased to host the launch of his new collection. Michael J. Leach's new full-length collection Natural Philosophies features a pioneering array of poetry drawing on themes of birth, death, grief, love, dislocation and belonging, like his previous chapbook Chronicity (2020). Michael seamlessly […]

Free

Poetic Express presents Rose Lucas

The Brothers Public House 42 Johnson Street, Fitzroy

Hello everyone, Poetic Express returns to The Brothers Public House on Monday 31 October. Poetic Express' has the pleasure of announcing the feature is Rose Lucas. Here is just a part of Rose's impressive bio:Rose Lucas is a poet and academic living and working on unceded Wurundjeri country. Her collections are: Even in the Dark, […]

Free

Radio Laria Poetry with Ria Kealey and Misbah Wolf

Open Studio 204 High St, Northcote

This November, Radio Laria brings you two exciting and intriguing features: Misbah Wolf and Ria Kealey. Misbah wowed us back in 2018 reading from her book Rooftops in Karachi, and we cannot wait for them to share their new works, including poetry from her book Carapace. Ria Kealey is a talented, emerging poetry who won […]

$5 – $10

Alan Jefferies + Melb Poetry Venues doco pt5 @ Cherry Poets

Cherry Tree Hotel 53 Balmain St, Cremorne

1pm: Part #5 of Ken Smeaton's Melbourne Poetry Venues historical docu-series. This episode covers 2011-2017. 2pm Cherry Poets featuring Alan Jefferies book launch, “in the same breath”, launched by Les Wicks. With readings from Alan, plus open mic. MC Steve Smart. Cherry Poets is held every Saturday afternoon at Cremorne's iconic Cherry Tree Hotel.

Free

The P Word Sessions featuring Joel Deane & Amy Bodossian

The Motley Bauhaus 118 Elgin Street, Carlton

Once again Anth and Amanda have schemed and twisted our cartoon moustaches to slap together a deadly duo of writerly wonders to astound and delight.Who might they be?Joel Deane&Amy Bodossian Amy Bodossian is an acclaimed spoken word legend, published poet, and cabaret starlet and has been captivating audiences for over 15 years with the striking […]

$5

Mother Tongue Nov IRL: Gabe Journey Jones

The Coracle The Coracle, 85 Gillies St, Fairfield VIC, Fairfield

Mother Tongue - Supporting the rise of women's voices for over 9 YEARS!* We’re Super Excited to be back once more IN PERSON for November 2022- **OUR FINAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!!!!!!** -------- TICKET INFO: Tickets available on the door! Book In-Person attendance here: https://www.trybooking.com/CDTEM You can also attend ONLINE as an audience member. Digital […]

$20

Platform Poets 3095 – Steve Smart

Platform 3095 965 Main Road, Eltham, VIC

A new monthly poetry gig in Eltham at Platform 3095 cafe just near Eltham station. The third Wednesday of the month at 7pm will be a variety of feature guests, workshops, and open mic with likeminded people. This month featuring Steve Smart.

Gold Coin

Oh my rapture poetry book launch – Gemma White

Cherry Tree Hotel 53 Balmain St, Cremorne

Come and celebrate poetry influenced by the Red Hand Files, the blog of the one and only Nick Cave. A whole book of poetry relating to this great man and his online writings. There will be readings from the book, food and drink available to be bought from The Cherry Tree Hotel, and even an […]

Free

“And to Ecstasy” (Marjon Mossammaparast): Belated Launch

Crystal Palace and Courtyard 743-745 Nicholson St, Carlton North

A belated launch for Marjon Mossammaparast's second volume of poetry, "And to Ecstasy" (Upswell, 2022). Feat. publisher extraordinaire Terri-ann White and Melbourne poet Prithvi Varatharajan. All welcome & family-friendly. $25 cash book sales on the day. Wear a dash of uplift for a celebratory afternoon. Please RSVP to:  [email protected]

Free