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Workshop 2000
(Program archived)
After the Olympics, October 2000 

Where? NSW Writers Centre 


World Congress of Poets
Valuing Our World Poetic Heritage

Saturday-Sunday 7th-8th October 2000

NSW Writers’ Centre, Rozelle, Sydney



Welcome - Robyn Ianssen, Chair, Executive Committee WCP Sydney 2001
Opening and Launch of anthology and announcement of winners of poetry competition with Professor Elizabeth Webby - Patron, WCP, Sydney 2001

10.30 Room A Forum - What identifies Australian poetry? Is there such a thing? What image(s) do we want to present to the world of Australian poetry? -
Participating Chair, Professor Elizabeth Webby. Panel - Peter Bishop, Anita Heiss, Peter Skrzynecki, Ron Pretty.

Room B Forum - Issues in translating poetry. Chair - Robyn Ianssen. Panel - Hon Assoc Prof Mabel Lee, Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Anis Ghanem, Ludwika Amber

11.15 m/tea

Room A Forum ( in English) Promoting Your Work (readings, publicity, image etc)
Chair - Beatriz Copello. Panel - Pearlie McNeill, Lizz Murphy, Adam Aitkin

Room B Poets work with translators one-to-one. (booking essential) Chair - Penelope Grace, From English to (or vice versa) Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Croatian, Polish, Korean, Polish, Spanish (others available).


Room A Inside Black Australia - Indigenous poet speak . Participating chair - Anita Heiss,
Panel - Kerry- Reid Gilbert, Norm Newlin, Jennifer Martinello
Room B Poets Workshop with Well Known Poets (in language groups) Chair- Edilia Porcu-Vidal. Poets: English - Ron Pretty or John Bennett, Chinese - Willing Hwang or Xi Tong, Korean - Phillip Yoon, Spanish - , Arabic - Wadih Sa'adeh, Urdu - Ashraf Shad.

3.00 a/tea

Readings of the work of refugee poets resident in Australia, and of persecuted poets from other countries , in assc with P.E.N. (on screen translations).
Chair - Leonor Gouldthorpe.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC $5/concesssion $3.
5.00 MUSIC of the Andes
6.00 Reception by Consul for Korea
6.15 Reading by Korea's most famous poet Jeung Ho-Seung


10.00 Room A Forum: Editing poetry and ideas workshop (in English) Chair - Ann Davis
panel - Jill Jones, Martin Langford, Brook Emery, Marisa Cano

Room B Papers in English - topic: "How cultural influences affect poets today" (printed translations in original language available). Chair - John Bennett.

CALL FOR PAPERS - closing date for receipt of papers 1 Sept 2000 - Send +
SSAE to: 15 Curtis Street, RYDE 2112


Readings by World Congress of Poets Sydney 2001 - Chair - Robyn Ianssen

12.30 Lunch
1.30 Readings by Workshop participants in English and English translation (on screen translations)
A prize (by acclamation) for the best poem read. -
Chair - Trevor Langlands
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. $5/$3 concession.
3.30 A/tea
3.45 Readings by Workshop Participants continued- Chair - Anne Fairbairn
Music form the Andes
4.15 Plenary session - Chair Ferit Berk

Close 4.30