A special Voicebox event will be held on Monday 24 April at 6.30pm at the Fibonacci Cafe in Fremantle: the launch of Snake Like Charms by Amanda Joy, Fremantle's own Peter Porter Prize-winning poet. Published by UWAP Poetry, the book will be launched Dr Liana Joy Christensen. There will be readings, music and open mic segments. $10 entry.
Armadale Writers' Festival: Poetry Slam
Join poet Rose van Son at the Bean Thru Cafe on Saturday 29 April, 2.30-4pm, for an event that will involve both writing and performance of poetry. The winning artworks from the 2016 Minnawarra Art Awards will be used as inspiration. Free event; RSVP on Eventbrite.
2017 Patron's Prize for Poets Competition
The Peter Cowan Writers Centre in Joondalup has opened entries to their Patron's Prize. The competition has an open theme and entrants may submit poems up to a maximum of 50 lines. 1st prize $200; 2nd prize $100; 3rd prize $50. There is also a Novice prize. Entries close 9 June. Visit the PCWC website for more information.
ACU Prize for Poetry 2017
Entries for the 2017 Australian Catholic University (ACU) Prize for Poetry are now open, with this year's first prize worth $10,000. This year's theme is ‘Joy’. Entries close 3 July. For more information, visit the website.