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Poetry on the Move 2016

Poetry on the Move; poetry adventures on and off the page

University of Canberra, 6–16 September 2016

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Program and bookings

We are pleased to announce the 2016 festival schedule

Poets in residence will be Simon Armitage and Tusiata Avia. Over 50 poets will be involved in a total of 28 events over the 11-day festival period. The program will include the announcement of the 2016 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize, the Young Poets Awards sponsored by the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Design, and the new Health Poetry Prize, sponsored by the Dean, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra.

Most events are free but numbers are limited and booking for certain events is essential.

Events for which no booking is required, or for which alternative bookings should be made, are indicated in the schedule.

Please contact Paul Munden ( if you are not currently on the festival mailing list and wish to be alerted to further news.


Most events take place on the University of Canberra campus in Bruce (campus map); for others we move to city centre locations, including the National Portrait Gallery, and to the Belconnen Arts Centre.


Poetry on the Move is a three-year poetry project hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) based within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. The project explores poetry's ability to move from—and interrogate—its place on the printed page.

Paul Munden

Program Manager, International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI)