Tasmanian Poetry Festival

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Tasmanian Poetry Festival 2013

Take part in the Poetry Cup

Check out the  Australian Poetry Slam and pencil in the heats for next year.

BE There!

FESTIVAL DATES

Sheffield 28-29 September

Launceston 4-6 October

This year featuring (click on the link)

Andy White, Lisa Jacobson, Michael Sharkey, Aidan Coleman, Anne Kellas, Sandy Homes, Darkwing Dubs (Scott Sneddon), MC Lady Lazarus (Eleanor Jackson), DJ Thoughtfox (Doubting Thomas)

For more information

Contact the Festival

at:

tpf_inc@yahoo.com.au

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SCI-KU – can you?

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SCI-KU & Science Poetry Competition

Here’s something to cross-fertilize disciplines and explore the filmy line between science and art/literature!

More About Haiku & SCI-KU

Submit your own Sci-ku poems with a statistics or maths theme.

  •  primary,
  • secondary
  • open category

For National Science Week annual celebration of science

How to Enter – On-line entry & Rules

This competition is an initiative of RiAus

OR

  •  a new prize for Science Poetry – for over 18 years – explores scientific understandings and achievements. Science includes the natural and physical sciences, the applied sciences, the newly emerging and interdisciplinary fields and mathematics.

Saturday August 10 to Sunday August 18

Great Big Science Read Book Recommendations

Science Daily

Discover Science

Tributes for Mr. Yunupingu

At the moment we are hosting a small quiet display at school outside The Learning Hub focussing on poetry & lyrics. There is a book open in the cabinet and the pages show the lyrics for Treaty. Words, poetry, songs – there is agency in language & communication.

Treaty was co-written with Paul Kelly and was produced on Yothu Yindi’s second album Tribal Voice.

Mr. Yunupingu “as the frontman of Yothu Yindi pushed indigenous music beyond Australian borders and gained a global audience with his 1992 hit Treaty. Yunupingu, who died overnight aged 56, was born in an Aboriginal reserve in Yirrkala, Arnhem Land, on September 17, 1956.

A member of the Gumatj clan of the Yirritja moiety, his ancestral totem was the “baru”, or saltwater crocodile. His surname, Yunupingu, translates as “rock that will stand against anything”.Yunupingu began teaching at the Yirrkala School in his early twenties, becoming the first indigenous Australian appointed as a school principal after receiving a Bachelor of Education in 1987.”  [Yunupingu broke indigenous barriers The Australian June 03 2013]

Take some time to find out more about this remarkable man.

A small sample of the many tributes this week :

Yunupingu: A teacher until the end [Sydney Morning Herald]

Yothu Yindi frontman Yunupingu dies aged 56 [ABC News On-line]

Yunupingu, the voice of a nation [The Age]

phat poetry (no capitals)

Find out more about poetry, create mash-ups, visit the vault, the toolshed at phat poetry. Hear the latest sounds, view the latest video and see the latest images. Interactives & information and tons of sharing.

OzKidz in Print – reading for you

OzKidz in Print – You can read this magazine on-line – for school age students opportunities to publish their writing.Grade 4-6 Year 7-9 Year 10-12 +

The Australian Children’s Literary Board is registered by the Federal Government as a Cultural Organisation, to promote children’s literacy and run the annual Young Australian Writer’s Awards. 

Provides scholarships to students, along with fundraising ventures, a not for profit charity.

About the OzKidz Literary Awards