Tea Tree Poetry Festival 2017

The Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival is a biennial festival celebrating poetry as a modern artistic outlet, enabling access to an often misunderstood form of expression.

In 2017 the Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival officially opens Thursday 26 October at a special launch event hosted at Glen Ewin Estate in Houghton. This exciting evening will feature poetry recitals from well known local poets, an open mic, raffle, door prizes and more.

Judy Dally, our 2017 poet-in-residence, will host a poetry workshop at Tea Tree Gully Library on Thursday 9 November 2-4pm.

This year, we are putting on a ‘Poetry at the Pub’ event at The Gully Hotel, on Thursday 16 November.  This new event is open to anyone who loves to read or hear a cheeky verse!

The Festival officially closes at the Library on Wednesday 29 November  where the Poet-in-Residence provides a festival overview, and we present prizes to the poetry competition winners.

Check out the Poet-in-Residence page for details about the 2017 Poet-in-Residence, Judy Dally.

Hosted by the North Eastern Writers and supported by the City of Tea Tree Gully Library, the Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival brings poetry to the people.


Poetry Competition

In the lead up to the Festival, the Ken Vincent Poetry Competition runs from June 1 until August 4, with the prize winners announced at the closing ceremony. Head over to the Poetry Competition page for all of the details.


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