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  Workshop 2000 


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


9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome and Launch of Anthology with announcement of competition winners and thanks to writers of pocket histories

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?

11.15 m/tea

11.30 Room A Forum ( in English) Promoting your work (readings, image etc)

Room B Poets work with translators one-to-one

1.00 LUNCH

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

3.00 a/tea

3.15 Readings of the work of persecuted poets and candlelight vigil (with PEN and Amnesty Int.)


4.30 Close



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).

11.15 m/tea

11.30 World Congress of Poets 2001 – discussion of issues

1.00 Lunch

2.15 Readings by participants in English and English translation (with original language available) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. A prize (by acclamation) for the best poem read.

3.30 Interval and drinks

3.45 Readings continued

4.15 Plenary session

Close 4.30