Friendly Street Poets

Adelaide Poets Collective

Words @ The Wall – 6:00pm, Wednesday 17th September, 2014, State Library, North Terrace

Words for Birds


Belinda Broughton, Rob Walker, Louise McKenna

& Julia Wakefield

for a reading of some of their favourite poems about birds


MC: Jelena Dinic

 Treasures Wall

1st Floor, State Library, North Terrace

6:00 – 6:45 pm

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.



Friendly Street Poets – City Meeting – Tuesday 1st July 2014

South Australian Writers’ Centre

Rundle Sreet, Adelaide

Doors open at 6:30pm to sign in for a 7:00pm start.
$5 to read, 3 minutes each reader.

This week, there will be a special table set up for signing up / paying up your membership. Please be patient: there are probably going to be some queues!

To speed things up, fill in your membership form in advance. They have been emailed out to as many current members as possible.

There also is a form you can download from the following link:

As usual, every poem read is eligible for selection in our annual anthology.

Please bring two copies of your poem and include your name and permission to publish.  

Read it, place  it in the box and it will be be considered by our editors for publication in our anthology.




Doors open at 6:30 for 7:00 pm start
SA Writers’ Centre, Rundle Street, Adelaide.

Open mic, 3 minutes per reader. All members’ poems are eligible for publication in the annual anthology. $5/$3 entry. If you’re not a member, sign up on the night for only $5!

This month we feature special guest, Richard Tipping. Richard was a pioneer helping to start up FSP and has gone on to be internationally recognised for his visual approach to poetry. He will be launching his new book “Tommy Ruff: Adelaide Poems”. For more info , see


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

combined cover pix 1



Words @ The Wall, State Library of South Australia, 21st May, 2014, 6:00-6:45pm

Friendly Street Poets & the State Library of SA present


Words @ the Wall


21st May, 2014, 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Treasures Wall, 1st Floor State Library,

North Terrace


John Brydon & glen r johns


MC: Jelena Dinic


Light refreshments kindly provided by the State Library.


This is a FREE event. Everyone is welcome.