Fw: Deadly writing Deadly words
- Hey all you Mob, 'us Mob', me, and some real deadly Koori writers are
performing next weekend as well as a lot of deadly non-Aboriginal writers
from different backgrounds so if you are in Sydney and want to hear some
Deadly words and believe me this is this place to be nearly as good as 'em
Olympics And Us Koori Mob would like to see you there
----- Original Message -----
From: "robyn ianssen" <rianssen@...>
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2000 9:41 AM
Subject: publicity for wcp weekend
> Dear Kerry
> Here is a press release for you to send to your local newspaper.
> It's in this email in case youcan't download.
> I look forward to seeing you on saturday 7th. Have you Anita, Norm,
> and Barbara had a get together to discuss how you will do your session?
> Media Release
> 27 September 2000
> World Congress of Poets' weekend 7-8 October 2000
> Australian poets from many different countries of origin will take part in
> VALUING OUR WORLD POETIC HERITAGE, a very multicultural weekend, during
> Carnivale. Professor Elizabeth Webby of the University of Sydney will
> the World Congress of Poets poetry weekend and anthology at 10.00am on 7th
> October at the NSW Writers' Centre, Rozelle, Sydney. All are welcome to
> launch - 10.00am-11.am Saturday 7th October. The weekend is a preliminary
> the international congress to be held in Sydney in October 2001.
> The anthology, titled "MANY VOICES", is a unique publication containing
> "pocket histories" of the poetry of thirty-seven countries written by
> in Australia about their country of origin - from Afghanistan to Wales -
> written especially for the World Congress of Poets.
> At the weekend, titled, VALUING OUR WORLD POETIC HERITAGE, there will be
> forums, workshops and readings in many languages with English translation
> projected on the screen above.
> Participants will also be able to bring their own poetry books, or their
> poetry translations, for sale at the weekend bookstall, and give a reading
> of their own poetry on Sunday afternoon. The readings will be open to the
> public at $5/$3.
> The weekend fee $25 ($20 concession) per day. Tickets available at the
> Enquiries (02) 9809 5066. For more details about the World Congress of
> see website:
> What identifies Australian poetry? with Professor Elizabeth Webby
> (Patron), Ron Pretty, Anita Heiss,and Peter Skrzynecki,
> Issues in translating Poetry with Assoc Professor Mabel Lee, Dr
> Vrasidas Karalis, Anis Ghanem and Ludwika Amber,
> Inside black Australia - Indigenous Poets Speak with Anita Heiss,
> Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Norm Newlin, Jennifer Martiniello and Barbara
> Promoting your work with Pearlie McNeill, Beatriz Copello and
> Editing workshops in language groups with Phillip Yoon (Korean),
> Tong and Willing Hwang (Chinese), John Bennett and Ron Pretty (English),
> Ashraf Shad and Arif Sadiq (Urdu), Wadih Sa'adeh (Arabic).Chaired by
> Readings by refugee poets. from Vietnam, Bosnia, Middle East, and
> Central and South America sponsored by Migrant Network Services and
> by Leonor Gouldthorpe. Open to the public at 3.15pm on Saturday
> (Free admission)
> Music of the Andes from the wonderful PEARL TINKU group - 5.00pm ($ 5 /
> Reception sponsored by the Korean consulate will be followed by
> Reading by visiting poet Jeung Ho Seung. (Open to the public
> Editing workshop participants will be able to work on their own
> poems with Ann Davis, (participating chair) Brook Emery, Marisa Cano and
> Jill Jones.
> Participants read papers John Bennett will chair the session on
> "How cultural influences affect poets today".
> Readings 1.30pm- open to the public ($5/$3 concesssion)
> Members of the World Congress of Poets will read their poems.
> chaired by Robyn Ianssen.
> Participants can read their own poems in a session chaired by
> Trevar Langlands
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