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04 August 2022
Pause for Poetry: Take the August Poetry Challenge

August is Poetry Month and Fremantle Library is encouraging you to pause for a moment each day to get your verse on!

Be inspired and take the challenge

Make sure you like the Fremantle Library Facebook page for daily prompts to inspire your poetry creations. Whether it’s a long, short or miniscule poem, it doesn’t matter—just let the words flow!

Submit your poems to us via frelib@fremantle.wa.gov.au or drop them into the Fremantle Library. One poem will selected for posting to our socials every day for the Fremantle community to enjoy.

Fremantle Library Poetry Prize

The Fremantle Library Poetry Prize will also continue, following its successful inauguration last year. At the end of August, we’ll ask you to submit your favourite from your prompted poems (or any other poem that you have written), and Freo Library staff will pick the winners of two great prizes: a $100 New Edition voucher for adults, and a $100 Paperbird voucher for kids.

Bespeak: WA Poetry Showcase 2022

Date: Thursday 25 August
Time: 7pm
Location: Freo.Social

Bespeak is WA's Poetry Showcase, celebrating some of the West’s best poets, as part of Red Room Poetry's, Poetry Month Festival.

As Tom Waits says, we’re going out west! This year’s WA showcase returns to Freo Social featuring some of the hottest poets and spoken word artists in the country including Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Nadia Rhook, Bron Bateman, Andrew Sutherland, Talya Rubin, Elfie Shiosaki, Pidj Flavell, Skylar J Wynter, Zen Dogg, Timmah Ball and 2022 Poetry Ambassador Sisonke Msimang, plus a live music set by indie-angel Tanaya Harper. Hosted by Checkout Chick (aka Joni Boyd).

Free, bookings essential.