Australian Poetry Tour of Ireland 2012: Call for Applications

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Australian Poetry Tour of Ireland 2012: Call for Applications

Time: August 5, 2011 all day
Location: Australia
Website or Map: http://www.australianpoetry.o…
Event Type: tour, opportunity, australian poetry
Organized By: Australian Poetry
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2011

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Via Australian Poetry


International opportunity for poets: Australian Poetry's Tour of Ireland 2012.


Two established Australian poets to participate in a reading circuit of leading festivals, events and venues in Ireland for a one-month tour in 2012. Tour dates are currently being determined.

Dublin, like Melbourne, has recently been named a UNESCO City of Literature. This tour aims to explore the similarities, differences, opportunities and possibilities which might be derived from Ireland and Australia sharing this common bond.

You receive:

  • Return airfares to Ireland and transfers to reading / event venues
  • A fee (which includes per diems and reading fees)
  • Accommodation in Ireland
  • Reading spots at leading festivals and venues

To be included in application:

  1. Applicant’s full contact information (must include email, phone and postal details).
  2. Applicants will need to have published two or more books by reputable publishing houses (self-published works are not eligible). Please include three copies of two books with application.
  3. A one-page CV of your literary achievements, including contact details of two professional referees.
  4. A maximum of two letters of support.
  5. The applicants must submit an additional one-page cover letter outlining:
  • What they hope to achieve from the tour
  • What makes them a good ambassador for Australian poetry
  • How they would further promote Australian poetry and the Tour (e.g. maintaining an associated blog)
Note:  Please enclose 3 copies of all application material.


Selection panel:

Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Alison Croggon, and Dennis Haskell.

Application deadline:

5pm   10 August 2011

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