Following a successful Hunter wide Poetry Slam series in 2019, Hunter Libraries are once again joining forces in 2020 to promote a deeper appreciation of written and spoken word poetry. 

Stand up for Poetry will encourage poetic expression, written and performance skills development and foster the Hunter poetry scene through workshops and special events.

Events will be held across the region from July – October 2020 including writing and performance workshops aimed at beginners and more advanced poets, a panel on the Language of Identity, spoken word performance opportunities and local slam heats as part of the Australian Poetry Slam.

Stand Up for Poetry is a partnership between Newcastle Libraries, Lake Macquarie Library, Maitland Library and Port Stephens Library.