Poetry Sydney is an independent literary organisation committed to a presence for poetry in our culture.

In person poetry invitation

Poets and poetry on the second Tuesday of August, September and October in the heart of Sydney.  Are you coming?


Poetry Sydney partners with Since I Left You (SILY) to present a series of six poetry evenings featuring Sydney and NSW poets on the second Tuesday of the month from April – October, at a Sydney heritage venue located between three historical storehouses in the CBD.

Meet some of the poets and performers from left top right: Mohsen Soltany Zand; Louise Carter; Ivy Ireland; Vashti Hughes; Tug Dumbly; Ali Whitelock; Alana Hicks; Benito DiFonzo and Lex Marinos. Photographs courtesy of the artists.

The series name, pie in the sky poets is in the spirit of the Flying Pieman, William Francis King, who peddled his pies the streets of Sydney delivering impromptu public orations on the pies he had for sale and the politics of the day in the late nineteenth century. Known as the Flying Pieman he devised all manner of opportunities for public entertainment on the urban inner city pedestrian thoroughfares capturing the imagination of chroniclers and artists at the time in Sydney.[1]

pie in the sky poets | EAT . LIVE . FLY

CALENDAR JULY – OCTOBER:
Tuesday 13 July 2021 [POSTPONED to October]
Tuesday 10 August 2021 
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm -9.30pm

Venue: Since I Left You (SILY)
Venue address: 338 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000
Venue website: sinceileftyou.com.au

Ticketed: $15 includes a drink of choice  TICKETS LINK HERE

The event is in association with the York Clarence Kent Laneways (YCKL). Ten small bar owners in the precinct area have banded together to put the venues on the inner city cultural map as part of the City of Sydney activation projects.
 


[1] The Brisbane courier 26.8.1873

 

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