Japanese Australian Poetry Festival Launch

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Japanese Australian Poetry Festival Launch

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This event is part of the Japanese Australian Poetry Festival

To be launched by Professor Akihiro Ogawa and Dr. Grant Caldwell, plus poetry readings by a range of poets participating in the festival.

The Japanese Australian Poetry Festival is a cross-cultural week-long event celebrating poetry by the Japanese-Australian community and Japanese poetic influences in Australia.

The festival runs from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October across various venues and times. It includes poetry readings, a tea ceremony, discussions, a tanka performance with music, and a spring “ginko walk” where participants write haiku in the Botanic Gardens. All welcome and all events are free. Bookings are essential.

The festival is coordinated by Elizabeth Beaton and Grant Caldwell of Creative Writing, in the School of Culture and Communication, in collaboration with Jun Ohashi, Akihiro Ogawa and other Japanese Studies staff of the Asia Institute, at the University of Melbourne.

This event is part of the Centenary of Japanese Language at the University of Melbourne.