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Teen Poetry Tent


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Are you a Wordle addict? A Scrabble fiend? If you love the wonder of words, our Teen Poetry Tent is the place for you. Shout it out loud on our open mic, remix something old with blackout poetry, or try to predict the future with a little haiku horoscope.

This event is part of SLV’s Library on the Lawn programme.

Presented in partnership with State Library Victoria

Unfortunately, due to the wet weather forecast, the Library on the Lawn Festival on Saturday 5th March has been cancelled.


Denise Chapman

Dr Denise Chapman is a counternarrative storyteller, spoken word poet, and critical autoethnographer who lectures in children’s literature, early literacy, and inclusive children’s media at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Chapman has served as a literacy specialist focused on criti... Read more

Red Brazil

I am a 13 year old boy from the Macedon Ranges. I play soccer and guitar and love the Beach Boys. I can’t say I like poetry because I have read all the books and the poets, because I haven’t read any. But what I like is how it can appeal to anyone regardless of experience. I like to have fun w... Read more

Candy Bowers

Candy Bowers is an award-winning writer, actor, social-activist, comedian and producer. The co-artistic director of Black Honey Company, Candy has pioneered a fierce sub-genre of hip hop theatre that delves into the heart of radical feminist dreaming.   Born of multi-racial South African parents an... Read more


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