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  Workshop 2000 

Program

When? 
After the Olympics, October 2000 

Where? NSW Writers Centre 

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World Congress of Poets
Valuing Our World Poetic Heritage

Saturday-Sunday 7th-8th October 2000

NSW Writers’ Centre, Rozelle, Sydney

Saturday

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.)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

4.30 Close

 

Sunday

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