After the Olympics, October 2000
Where? NSW Writers Centre
Congress of Poets
Valuing Our World Poetic Heritage
Saturday-Sunday 7th-8th October 2000
NSW Writers’ Centre, Rozelle,
10.30 Room A Forum (in English and other languages) Issues in translating poetry
Room B Forum (in English) What identifies Australian poetry? Is there such a thing?
What image(s) do we want to present to the world of Australian poetry?
11.30 Room A Forum ( in English) Promoting your work (readings, image etc)
Room B Poets work with translators one-to-one
2.00 Room A (All languages) Poets work with translators one to one
Room B (in English) Poets workshop their work (in English and English translation) with well known poets
3.15 Readings of the work of persecuted poets and candlelight vigil (with PEN and Amnesty Int.)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
10.00 Room A Forum: Editing poetry and ideas workshop (in English)
Room B Papers in English – topics: How cultural influences affect poets today
(printed translations in original language available).
11.30 World Congress of Poets 2001 – discussion of issues
3.30 Interval and drinks
3.45 Readings continued
4.15 Plenary session