Friendly Street Poets

Adelaide Poets Collective

Friendly Street Poets April Meeting: Tuesday 7th April, 2015: note new time!!!

The April FSP Open Mic meeting will be back at the

South Australian Writers’ Centre

Rundle St, Adelaide.

Open mic, 3 minutes per reader. All members’ poems are eligible for publication in the next annual anthology.

Following much feedback, we’ll try new timing =>
Doors open at 6pm for signing up for readings in two sessions.

First session: 6:30 – 7:30 pm; Second session: 8:00 – approx. 9:30 pm.

$5/$3 entry. If you’re not a member, join up on the night for only $5/$3.

If you already are a member, then membership fees of $5/$3 for 2015 are due now. Remember that if you are not a paid up member, you’ll drop off the FSP email list and you will not be eligible for inclusion in the annual anthology.

FSP Reading in Murray Bridge 23rd October 2014 10am – 12:30pm


 Thursday 23rd October 2014

10am – 12.30pm

Murray Bridge Community Centre

18 Beatty Tce, Murray Bridge (behind the Police Station)

Guest Poets:

Nigel Ford:

Won Australian Poetry Festival Slam, Darwin, N.T. 2102

Won World Poetry Day Slam, Adelaide, S.A. 2014

Finalist Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup, N.S.W. 2014

Vivian Garner:
A local Mannum writer, Vivian is a founding member & correspondent for the ‘Mannum Mag’ & is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Creative Writing at Tabor College.


This annual FSP poetry reading at Murray Bridge, provides local poets with the opportunity, as FSP members, for their poetry to be published in the FSP annual anthology. This will give participants a chance to submit poetry for the 39th volume to be launched in 2015. Please come and read and risk publication. Each poet has 4 min at an open mic. Please bring 2 copies of your poems for consideration by the editors. Come to read or listen and enjoy the poetry of others. Tea/coffee & morning tea will be provided.

$5 fee for participants includes annual membership.

Poets who are not FSP members can join on the day for $5.

Phone Di Walton (Edwards Crossing Writers Group Tutor) for details: 0438956422.

Words @ The Wall – 6:00pm, Wednesday 19th November, 2014, Institute Building, North Terrace



Judy Dally & Louise Nicholas

for a reading of selection of their exquisite poems.

Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building,

Corner of North Terrace & Kintore Avenue

6:00 – 6:45 pm

We’d love to see a big crowd there supporting poetry in South Australia

Light refreshments kindly provided by the State Library.

This is a FREE event.  Everyone is welcome.



FSP Planning Meeting: Wednesday 27th August, 6:30pm, Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

All FSP members are invited to this special planning meeting

to identify what FSP has to do next year to stabilize its financial position

and to increase its creative footprint in South Australia.

We would like to discuss ideas about the following:

  • Current financial model
  • How to achieve break-even funding
  • Regional/Associated Groups (affiliation, membership, anthology publication)
  • Additional publications funding (New Poets, Single Poet)
  • Grants (neutral and positive income)
  • Sponsorship (positive income)
  • Attracting young adult poets
  • Schools Program
  • Mentoring
  • eCommerce & advertising
  • Other items/issues

Please RSVP to by 25/8/14

Light refreshments will be available.


Words @ The Wall, 16th July 2014

W@W July Flyer 2014

‘Edit When Sober’

A Celebration of Poets & Poetry


Alison Flett, Heather Taylor Johnson

& Rachael Mead

for a reading of some of their favourite poets and the poems they wrote in response. This is what they do in their poetry group ‘Edit When Sober’ and now they’re going to share it with you.

MC: Jelena Dinic

We’d love to see a massive crowd there supporting poetry in South Australia

Light refreshments kindly provided by the State Library.

This is a FREE event.  Everyone is welcome.

FSP Management Committee 2014

Our successful AGM on 6th May 2014 elected the following new Management Committee who look forward to working with the membership in the year ahead.

John Brydon  (Chair)

David Harris (Secretary)

Sue Reece (Treasurer)

Ian Gibbins (Website and Facebook)

Paul Wilkins (Sponsorship)

We particularly acknowledge the work of Nigel Ford who will continue to manage development of our regional programmes.
We will seek volunteers from the membership to support other Friendly Street activities.

FSP Book Launch, Friday 20th June, 6:40pm @The Box Factory

Friendly Street Poets is proud to launch two new publications for 2014!


Friendly Street Poets 38


“The Infinite Dirt”


edited by Jelena Dinic, gareth roi jones & Thom Sullivan


Friendly Street Single Poet 2013


“Accidents with Ink”


by John Brydon


Friday 20th June, 2014

@ The Box Factory

59 Regent Street South, Adelaide, 5000

6:40 pm for 7:00 pm start.

Free entry. Drinks and snacks provided.


MC: Heather Taylor-Johnson

Single Poet launched by Peter Goldsworthy

Presentation of the Satura Prize by Cath Kenneally

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