Our stories are always built upon the stories which came before us. In Perth, the poetry scene is a scribbled family tree of lineage and line breaks.
Throughout March, a group of local emerging poets were given the opportunity to be mentored by established poetic leaders of Perth. These mentors include Julie Watts (winner of the 2018 Dorothy Hewitt Award), Shey Marque (Queensland Poetry Festival’s 2018 Emerging Older Poet), Scott-Patrick Mitchell (WA Poets Inc.) and Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa (Australia’s Got Talent, Fully Sikh).
This Poetic Lineages development program culminates with a public showcase, in which the mentored poets will share their similes and manifest their metaphors.
When: Tuesday 16 April, 6pm - 7.30pm
Where: Courtyard, State Theatre Centre of WA
About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival
Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2019.
The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest, the City of Perth, and the Perth Theatre Trust.