Celebrating poetry in September

20 August 2014

Aspiring poets and poetry enthusiasts will not want to miss Poetry Month at Bayside libraries during September.

The free month-long program includes poetry readings from local poetry groups, in person and on screen in the libraries, displays of poems in surprising places, open poetry readings where attendees can read their own poems and a poetry pouch on the Sandringham foreshore, where local poets can leave their anonymous poems. Some poems left in the pouch will be chosen to be read at the final poetry event.

Poetry month is wrapped up with an open poetry reading on 28 September with Brian Nankervis. Brian is best known for his character Raymond J. Bartholomeuz, an eccentric beat poet.

Mayor Laurence Evans said Poetry Month was about giving the Bayside community a platform to be heard by reading their original poetry works.

"Poetry is designed to delight and inspire and we hope this month will encourage people to be creative and share their work with others," Cr Evans said.

Poetry Month is part of the Bayside Literary Series ‘Words by the Bay’. For more information on the events on offer, visit bayside.vic.gov.au/wordsbythebay

Page last updated: 26 Aug 2014