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Kep Koorliny (rain coming) is a metaphor meaning when the rain comes it brings new life, freshness and colour to the earth.

There is a difference after the rain and in this case there is a change coming, a change of poets that’s going to bring newness, freshness and colour to the poetry scene.

A different style of presenting including language and life.

Kep Koorliny Poets; Our voices want to be heard. We were silent in the past – now sharing our past present and future through poetry.

Saturday Dates at the Moon Cafe 323 William St, Northbridge

5 October | 2 November | 7 December

Email to secure your place as there are limited spots available.

Lets come together and share a poem that’s new or old to the wider poetry community. No experience needed.

Baby steps first, as this could be a long term thing for our moort – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander mob will bring a new change to the poetry scene in Perth.

It’s okay if its your first time, beginners are welcome. All is welcome to come and have a look to see if the poetry scene is right for you. Those who get up to read will go in the draw to win poetry publications.

Please feel free to distribute through your contacts, to others that might be interested. Print a copy to display in your reception area and distribute around your community.

Download Flyer Here

Our event is voluntary to all participants. Would love to see new faces come along and share.

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In conjunction with the Kep Koorliny Poetry Readings CAN is running poetry workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.

Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with a story to tell?

With guidance and knowledge from our poetry burdiyas, who will share with you their different poetry styles, you will be supported to begin to write your own story for safe keeping or to share.

Come and meet an amazing community of new poets, who all encourage and support each other to do their best work, and even join the group editing circle where we give each other feedback on draft poems.

Book in for just one or book in for a few workshops.

Beginners are encouraged to attend

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Introduction to Poetry
With Robert Wood
Sat 26 Oct, 9am – 12pm

\Writing Humour through Poetry
With Alf Taylor
Sat 2 Nov, 9am – 12pm

Writing Landscape and Place through Poetry
With Claire G. Coleman
Sat 9 Nov, 10am – 1pm

Writing about Family through Poetry
With Claire G. Coleman
Sun 10 Nov, 10am – 1pm

Group Editing Session
Sat 16 Nov, 9am – 12pm
Bring a draft poem with you

Writing a Self-Portrait through Poetry
With Maitland Schnaars
Sun 17 Nov, 10am – 1pm

Performing your Poetry
With Maitland Schnaars
Sat 23 Nov, 10am – 1pm
Bring a poem with you

Group Editing Session
Sat 30 Nov, 10am – 1pm
Bring a draft poem with you

Limited spots to each session, bookings essential:

Jillian Moody –

Location: The Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Perth

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