WA Poets Inc

Community Arts & Cultural Development

2019 Perth Poetry Festival

With award-winning poets from Australia and USA and a diverse program, #PPF2019 has something for everyone. With Festival events free or low cost, we need your donation to keep the Festival affordable for all.

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This year is the 15th annual Perth Poetry Festival. #PPF2019 features poets from the USA, Canberra and Melbourne along with local poets presenting a variety of readings, performances, workshops, music and more.

The Festival offers many different ways for people to discover and participate in Perth’s thriving spoken word scene. Events include a range of poetic forms: multicultural, LGBTIQ+, slam and performance poets, poetry from the mental wellness sector and experimental genres. Some events have open microphone time available to anyone who wishes to read.

WA Poets Inc. (WAPI) was established in 2006 as a not-for-profit organisation. WAPI is run by volunteers and relies on membership, ticket and book sales, donations, sponsorship and grants to fund its activities. The Perth Poetry Festival is WAPI’s keynote event delivering on its mission to encourage, support and develop poets and poetry in Western Australia.

More than 1,000 people attended last year’s Festival. WAPI hopes to increase our audience with new poets, events and venues at #PPF2019. Your contribution will help us fund this goal and introduce even more people to the wonderful variety of verse in all its forms. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

WAPI offers heartfelt thanks for your support.

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WA Poets Inc. (WAPI) is the peak poetry body in Western Australia.

Established in 2006 as an incorporated not-for-profit organisation and run by volunteers, WAPI’s mission is to develop and promote local poets and poetry and to raise public awareness of poetry in all its forms in WA.
Core Objectives:
• Organise the annual Perth Poetry Festival
• Organise public poetry events throughout the year, alone or in conjunction with other community and writers’ groups
• Showcase members poetry in the e-journal Creatrix
• Encourage and foster developing and emerging poets
• Form partnerships with community groups and organisations to highlight creative connections between poetry, visual arts and other forms of media
• Liaise with national and international poets and poetry groups to form reciprocal arrangements for mutual benefit
• Develop a poetry culture in WA that will help promote local poets and improve opportunities for professional development
• Provide avenues for poets at all levels to engage with a broader public audience
• Foster the public perception that poetry can be for everyone
• Encourage active participation by the public in local writers’ groups and expose them to the personal and social benefits of poetry writing and performance

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