Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival Program

The Ken Vincent Poetry Competition
All information can be found on the Poetry Competition page.

Opening Event

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

  • Thursday 26 October  6pm for 6.30pm start
  • Glen Ewin Estate, Houghton
  • $5 entry at the door

For those who would like to bring a poem or two to read during the Open Mic session, the time allocation is 3 minutes per reader. If you would like your poetry to be included in the anthology, please bring a hard copy of your poem/s with your name, phone number and email address, for the editors. 

A selection of poems will be included in the Festival’s Anthology.

Please book here if you would like to come.

Poet in Residence workshop

Every Festival features a Poet-in-Residence, a well-known published South Australian poet. This year we are fortunate to have SA poet Judy Dally as our poet-in-residence. Find out more about Judy here

  • Thursday 9 November, 2-4pm
  • Tea Tree Gully Library

Poetry at the Pub

Join us for a hilarious night of humorous poetry – open mic, limerick competition, Spicks and Specks-style rounds and prizes to be won! Hosted by local poet and author Jill Wherry. 

  • Thursday 16 November 7pm for a 7.30pm start
  • The Gully Public House and Garden (Formerly Tea Tree Gully Hotel)

For those who would like to bring a poem or two to read during the Open Mic session, the time allocation is 3 minutes per reader.

Closing Event

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

  • Wednesday 29 November 6.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Tea Tree Gully Library

To promote the Festival to children, the North Eastern Writers will engage with local schools to provide guided poetry writing workshops and recitals. Please get in touch if your school is interested.


2 thoughts on “Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival Program

  1. Hi, I am writing to ask if this year’s anthology will be launched on Wednesday’s closing event? And for people who have been notified that their poems are selected into the anthology, are there any updates, and notifications about which poems got selected?

    Kind regards,


    • Hi Wanling, yes we will be launching the anthology at the closing event on Wednesday. Prior to this event we don’t release any details regarding the selected poems for the anthology. Hope to see you there 🙂


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