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Cuplet #5: Hoppe / Knezevic / Tomlinson (NY) + open mic

  • The Beaumont Hamilton 68 Beaumont Street Hamilton Australia (map)

Come all ye cupful to the final event of 2018 - Cuplet #5, featuring Tim Tomlinson (co-founder of the New York Writers' Workshop), Sime Knezevic (Sydney) and Janette Hoppe.

Featuring local, Sydney-based and international poets, this is going to be a transformative evening! Join us for a wine or cocktail, a meal, a coffee or just for some great conversation and poetry. We'll also be making some exciting 2019 announcements!

For this end of year celebration, we will have an Open Mic session instead of our regular curated emerging poets section. Pre-booked slots are already full—you may be lucky on the night though!

As usual, we ask an optional $10 donation or, if you're feeling generous, sponsor a feature poet for $50 - direct message us to organise sponsoring. Donations help pay our poets and keep Cuplet alive and kicking.

// FEATURE POETS //

JANETTE HOPPE's poetry is a reflection of her Australian and New Zealand Maori heritage. Her work has been published in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In 2011 Janette launched Papatuanuku Press, an underground publishing project that creates poetry events and books that raise funds to support charities such as Beyond Blue and The White Ribbon Foundation. She is also the creator of Women of Words, The Poetry Bomb and The Blue Series projects.

SIME KNEZEVIC is a writer and artist from Sydney. His poems are published online and in print including Ambit, Cordite, Magma, and elsewhere. He has worked in theatre as a playwright, director, dramaturg and performer with such companies as Team MESS, PACT Theatre, Belvoir, and Performance Space. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from UTS.

TIM TOMLINSON is co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He is also the author of Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (poetry), and This Is Not Happening to You (short fiction). He teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program, NYU. 

//AND YOUR HOST//

CLAIRE ALBRECHT is writing her PhD in Poetry at the University of Newcastle. Her current work investigates the connections between poetry/photography and sex/politics. Claire's poems appear in Cordite Poetry Review, Overland Literary Journal, Plumwood Mountain and The Suburban Review. Her manuscript 'sediment' was shortlisted for the 2018 Subbed In chapbook prize, and the poem 'mindfulness' won the Secret Spaces prize. Her debut chapbook ‘pinky swear’ launched recently and will be available for sale, if you want one.