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Started May 31, 2011 0 Replies

I was asked if I wanted to organise something for Sydney but I won't be in town around that date. Anybody interested?Dear Les Wicks,                   ,  Hamish Danks Brown suggested I contact you. I…Continue

 

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book launch at the Friend in Hand Hotel 58 Cowper St, Glebe upstairs bar

February 2, 2019 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Belieffrom Flying Islands Books & Cerberus Press Les Wicks’ 14th book is being launched by distinguished poet Margaret Bradstock. Belief… an almost impregnable construct madeout of nothing.Each of us ridicules but clings to it. Laugh & rage along while we explore this proposition. Some commentary on previous books: …self-aware, debonair, generous, weary, even despondent, yet never despairing.Dominique Hecq …visual and tonal senses, shown through a series of relentless escapes and…See More
Jan 2
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Launch of "To End All Wars" at The Shop Gallery 112 Glebe Point Road Glebe

October 27, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm
TO END ALL WARS 'To End All Wars' was a phrase applied hopefully during 'The Great War'. Its various permutations were meant to suggest that this one might be the last war of all. How quickly the phrase became ironic. How many wars have followed! The words 'to end all wars' must remind us today that all armed conflict is a vast social catastrophe. The centenary of the World War I Armistice comes with a barely veiled triumphalism in the countries that were victorious one hundred years ago. It…See More
Oct 4, 2018
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Intense - a poetry workshop with Les Wicks at Community Hall Dangar Island

March 26, 2017 from 10:45am to 5pm
“INTENSE”– poetry workshop with Les Wicks-nearly 6 hours plus substantial prior editorial work in an extraordinary locale. WORKSHOP Venue: Community Hall, Dangar IslandSunday 26 March 10.45 to 5.00 with a 30” break for lunch (vegetarian, included in price). This template has been a complete charge for everyone. One of the country’s leading poetry facilitators will be giving a workshop in Sydney. This project will consist of three components. Everyone gets in advance a strategy sheet on editing…See More
Jan 25, 2017
Les Wicks commented on Angela Stretch's event 'Invitation | Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnic | 3-6pm Saturday 12 December 2015'
"Ooops, that listing was old one. My bad."
Dec 8, 2016
Les Wicks commented on Angela Stretch's event 'Invitation | Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnic | 3-6pm Saturday 12 December 2015'
"A wee mistake, it's saturday 17th December"
Dec 8, 2016
Les Wicks is attending Angela Stretch's event
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Invitation | Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnic | 3-6pm Saturday 12 December 2015 at Paddington Reservoir Gardens

December 12, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
A personal invitationPlease join us for the third Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnicat the Paddington Reservoir Gardens.  We would be delightedif you were to come to read and bring with you a poem, picnic,family & friends.  The event is BYO.WHAT:   Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnic 2015WHEN:   Saturday 12 December 2015, 3-6pmWHERE: …See More
Dec 8, 2016
Magdalena Ball is attending Les Wicks's event
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‘Spirit of the Collection’: poetry alive at Manly Art Gallery

September 25, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
20 pieces from leading, developing & local poets were selected that draw inspiration from artworks in MAG&M’s collection in what will be a unique event celebrating the spoken word & the Manly: Art from the Vault exhibition. There will be an open reading section This is part of the Manly FestivalWhen: Sun 25 Sept, 2 – 4pmWhere: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade, ManlyCost: gold coin donation (refreshments served)Contact: …See More
Sep 18, 2016
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‘Spirit of the Collection’: poetry alive at Manly Art Gallery

September 25, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
20 pieces from leading, developing & local poets were selected that draw inspiration from artworks in MAG&M’s collection in what will be a unique event celebrating the spoken word & the Manly: Art from the Vault exhibition. There will be an open reading section This is part of the Manly FestivalWhen: Sun 25 Sept, 2 – 4pmWhere: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade, ManlyCost: gold coin donation (refreshments served)Contact: …See More
Aug 26, 2016
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‘Spirit of the Collection’: poetry alive at Manly Art Gallery

September 25, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
20 pieces from leading, developing & local poets were selected that draw inspiration from artworks in MAG&M’s collection in what will be a unique event celebrating the spoken word & the Manly: Art from the Vault exhibition. There will be an open reading section This is part of the Manly FestivalWhen: Sun 25 Sept, 2 – 4pmWhere: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade, ManlyCost: gold coin donation (refreshments served)Contact: …See More
Aug 26, 2016
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‘Spirit of the Collection’: poetry alive CALL-OUT for POETS at x

August 12, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm
Writers are invited to submit poems on the subject of the ‘Spirit of the Collection’, responding to artworks in Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s collection in what will be a unique event celebrating the spoken word. See http://leswicks.tripod.com/Manlycatalogue.pdf Twenty poems will be chosen by event curator Les Wicks, poet/publisher/editor for live-reading by the authors who will each receive $50. Submissions to be emailed to …See More
Aug 18, 2016
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‘Spirit of the Collection’: poetry alive CALL-OUT for POETS at x

August 12, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm
Writers are invited to submit poems on the subject of the ‘Spirit of the Collection’, responding to artworks in Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s collection in what will be a unique event celebrating the spoken word. See http://leswicks.tripod.com/Manlycatalogue.pdf Twenty poems will be chosen by event curator Les Wicks, poet/publisher/editor for live-reading by the authors who will each receive $50. Submissions to be emailed to …See More
May 31, 2016
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May 31, 2016
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“INTENSE” – poetry workshop with Les Wicks - 5 hours face-to-face plus substantial prior editorial work. at Glebe

March 13, 2016 to April 3, 2016
Venue: Sydney, GlebeSunday 3 April 10.00 to 3.30 with a 30 minute break for bring-your-own lunch.  This template, first run a year ago, was a complete charge for everyone. One of the country’s leading poetry facilitators will be giving workshops in Melbourne & Sydney. The project will consist of two components. Firstly, participants will send four poems (maximum 30 lines each) to leswicks@hotmail.com 14 days prior to the workshop. The poems with…See More
Jan 27, 2016
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Book Launches at Friend in Hand Hotel

February 6, 2016 from 2:30pm to 5pm
Getting By      Not Fitting In Les Wicks’ 13th book is being launched by distinguished poet Chris Mansell.  Weiss talked about 62 human lifestyle types or tribes.  Guess what?We’re all dysfunctional. Dire and funny as every life lived, this book prowls around gender, narrative and landscape before pouncing on the journey of Matt and Tess. Nobody quite fits in amidst the quotidian, atrocity, wonder and arrangements.  ALSO LAUNCHING ON THE DAY Michele Seminara – Engraft - an exciting first book…See More
Jan 14, 2016
Lou Steer is attending Les Wicks's event

ANTHOLOGY - AFTER GALLIPOLI/ ÇANAKKALE at paper

April 2, 2016 all day
Callout-ANTHOLOGY - AFTER GALLIPOLI/ ÇANAKKALE This is a call for poems for a project that will bring Turkish, Australian and New Zealand poets together to respond to the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. This tragic offensive led to mutual suffering. One hundred years later, Turks, Australians and New Zealanders find they have much in common. In each case the bloody campaign proved to be nation and myth-making, with powerful implications for a national sense of identity today. The…See More
Jan 4, 2016

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Posted on October 22, 2012 at 15:02 3 Comments

Went to the launch of Your Friendly Fascist Selected & the "lost" P 76. Much subversive eminent gris about the place, when Alan Wearne was discussing old and new technologies he said "we're all on tablets now" which got a belly laugh from all us geezers & geezettes. A delight to rediscover voices from the 60s, 70s and 80s .

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At 14:48 on May 31, 2010, Adrian Wiggins said…
Hi Les, and welcome to the Sydney Poetry social site. You are member #45 (not that we're handing out cards or anything).

Have a read of the welcome note (if you haven't checked it out already) to find out more about the site.

I hope you enjoy your time here, and if you do, please feel free to invite other poets (and poetry teachers, readers, writers, performers) you know to join.

Also please introduce yourself with a few words in the editable text box on your profile page.

Best wishes,
Adrian
At 12:34 on June 5, 2010, Adrian Wiggins said…
Hey Les,

I see you're doing a poetry workshop at the NSW Writers Centre. When I'm putting events into the site calendar I tend to skip over courses, but that's just me. I'd encourage, and would love to see, you promote the workshops here on sydneypoetry.com in the events section.

Cheers
Adrian

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