Poetry and writing groups

Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group

The only group in South Australia dedicated to haiku, bindii and other Japanese genres: tanka, haiga, haibun, etc. New members welcome.

Kensington & Norwood Writers’ Group

Gawler Poetry Readings – Poetry at the Pub 

Ochre Coast Poets

Named for the cliffs of the mid south coast beaches, Ochre Coast Poets is a critiquing group of experienced and lesser experienced poets, meeting monthly at Seaford Library. It is presently closed to further members in order to provide quality critiquing within the 2½ hour meeting time. There is a short waiting list.

It cooperates with Friendly Street Poets by hosting an annual open mic night to give local poets an opportunity to submit to the Anthology.

Contact David Cookson on 8327 2459.

TramsEnd Poets

A rigorous yet friendly poetry critique group for beginners and seasoned poets alike. If you love poetry, you are welcome.

Time:    9:30 am – 12:30 pm, third Saturday of every month.

Venue: Glenelg Library, 2 Colley Tce, Glenelg 5045

Convenor and Contact:  Lindy Warrell on 0419 817 275 or lindy[dot]warrell[at]gmail[dot]com

Format:  As a critique group, we invite poets to engage in a constructive process of analysis and discussion through which we learn more about the art and craft of poetry and improve our work.

At meetings members chair on a rotating basis to keep us to time. We first read our poem to the group. Each poem is then distributed for others to mark-up and share their comments one-one-one with you.

Do not fear, we look after newbies and those who are unfamiliar with the art of critique, which, BTW, never means criticism!

Click here for the TramsEnd Poets facebook page.

Lindy Warrell is an anthropologist, meditation and life-writing teacher, aspiring novelist and poet. Her work has been published in journals and anthologies and she has read her poems at gigs and on air. She is a member of Friendly Street Poets (Adelaide)  and Adelaide Writers Workspace. She has published two chapbooks and is working on her second novel. After finding no poetry group when she moved to Glenelg from the Fleurieu Peninsula, she inaugurated the TramsEnd group. See more at www.wattletales.com.au.