Late Night Festival Poets @ Hadley’s

Hadley's Orient Hotel 15 September, 2017 21:00 - 22:00

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Jessica Wilkinson
Omar Sakr
Jim Everett
Ben Walter
Young Dawkins
Anne Collins
Toby Fitch

Over two nights, 11 local and interstate poets perform @ Hadley’s in partnership with Australian Poetry.

puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett) is a writer of poetry, plays, political and academic papers and short stories. Jim is from the clan plangermairreenner of the Ben Lomond people, a clan of the Cape Portland nation in northeast Tasmania.

Jessica Wilkinson is a poet, essayist, critic, editor and performer whose works include marionette: a biography of miss marion davies, and Suite for Percy Grainger. She is currently writing a poetic biography on the life of choreographer George Balanchine. Jessica teaches Creative Writing at RMIT University and is the founding editor of Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry.

Omar Sakr is an Arab-Australian poet whose debut collection of poetry, These Wild Houses, was released in 2017. His poetry has been published in English, Arabic and Spanish in numerous journals and anthologies. He is also the poetry editor of The Lifted Brow.

Ben Walter is a writer of lyrical and experimental fiction who has been widely published in Australian journals, including Meanjin, Overland, Island, Southerly, Griffith Review and The Lifted Brow. He has twice been shortlisted in the Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes, and guest-edited Overland’s special anti-/dis-/un-Australian fiction issue.

Young Dawkins was a central figure in the New Hampshire Beat Poetry revival scene for many years. His first collection, The Lilac Thief, was published in 2009, and he is currently finishing a second collection. Dawkins was the 2011 Scottish National Slam Poetry Champion, and competed in the World Slam Championships in Paris the same year. He is the 2015 Hobart Slam Champion, an invited poet in the 2016 Tasmanian Poetry Festival, and the 2017 winner of the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival Storyteller’s Cup. He lives in Tasmania with his wife and son.

Anne Collins’ most recent book is The Language of Water (Walleah Press, 2014). Besides three earlier collections of poetry, her other work is published in journals, newspapers and anthologies. Anne also works as a free-lance writer and editor for organisations and individuals.

Toby Fitch is an Australian poet whose published works include Rawshock, which won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry 2012, Jerilderies (2014), and most recently, the Bloomin Notions of Other & Beau (2016). Toby is also the poetry editor of Overland and program director for the Australian Poets Festival.


$15.00 General  |  $10.00 Member / Concession / Student

Online ticket sales will be cut off from Friday 15 September at 2.00pm. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door.