Poetry Readings in Melbourne and Sydney

Kevin Brophy put it very well during last year’s National Jazz Writing Competition when he described jazz poetry like this:

‘…music as a subject matter, music as an experience, and words as both rhythmic sounds and vehicles of meaning.’

Collected Works Bookshop in Melbourne and Macleay Bookshop in Sydney are two of our favourite bookshops. They are both hosting evenings of poetry readings and refreshments this month!

After great feedback about the poetry in all five extempore issues… we figure the next best thing to a good poem in print is a poem being read – particularly when it’s in the convivial atmosphere of an independent bookshop with a glass of wine and great company.


Thursday 13 January  6-8 PM Collected Works Bookshop featuring readings by Francesca Sasnaitis, Kent MacCarter, Graeme Kinross-Smith and more (to be confirmed)See the poster here > >>>


Saturday 15 January  6-8 PM Macleay Bookshop featuring readings by Andrew Lindsay, Lynn Hard and more (to be confirmed) See the poster here > >>>

Macleay Bookshop
103 Macleay Street
Potts Point in Sydney

Collected Works Bookshop
Level 1, Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Need more information? email Miriam at info@extempore.com.au or call on 1300 783 446