Monday, 27 February 2012

Cafe Poet Program

Australian Poetry's Cafe Poet Program places poets in cafes as ‘poets in residence’ for a six month period.

Check out the Cafe Evolve in Bega, NSW and you will find Michelle Gaddes writing away or get along to Bunbury, WA and Kate Wilson is working at the corner table in the Mangrove River Cafe.

The poet is given space to write (maybe 2 or 3 times a week – in consultation with the cafe) as well as complimentary tea and/or coffee and in return the cafe gets to be part of this community, promotion and the opportunity to plan events with the poet enriching the cultural life of the cafe (and hopefully the number of patrons).

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If you want to be a Cafe Poet (and who wouldn't?) the next deadline for submission is 30th March. Full details can be found here http://www.australianpoetry.org/cafe-poet-program/.

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