Poetry Dinners

Our Poetry Dinners are more Epicurian than Bacchanalian, for most of us at least. We use Epicurus’ bolt-hole outside Athens as our general guide. But, throughout the world the combination of wine food and poetry has been exalted from Persia with Omar Khayyám’s “a glass of wine, a loaf of bread and thou”, to Japanese poet, Ogyu Sorai’s Little Society of the Grassy Hall, which was the name of his monthly gatherings combining drinking, poetry and music in a relaxed atmosphere.

We probably sit somewhere between the two.

The Poetry Dinners occur at irregular intervals, usually on a Wednesday or Thursday night, about every three months. 

If you would like to be sent an invitation to the next event please contact Philip Porter to be put on the email invitation list.

The best way to get an idea of the nights is to check out the flyers below where you will see the calibre of guest poets we have had over the past 5 years, samples of the excellent menus (it changes with every event), the venue, time and cost of the night.

 

 

Paul Schimmel & Michael Harlow

Thursday 1 August 2019

 
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Paul Schimmel & Michael Harlow read at The Incinerator presented by the North Shore Poetry Project. 

Thursday 1st August 2019 - 7.00pm open / 8.00pm readings start.

For reservations contact Philip Porter:
02 9958 3977  |  philippi@optusnet.com.au

 

 

Anne Casey & Toby Davidson

Wednesday 20 March 2019

 
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Anne Casey & Toby Davidson read at The Incinerator presented by the North Shore Poetry Project. 

Wednesday 20th Marc 2019 - 7.00pm open / 8.00pm readings start.

For reservations contact Philip Porter:
02 9958 3977  |  philippi@optusnet.com.au

 

 

John Carey & Martin Langford

Thursday 27 September 2018

John Carey & Martin Langford read at The Incinerator presented by the North Shore Poetry Project. 

Thursday 27th September 2018 - 7.00pm open / 8.00pm readings start.

For reservations contact Philip Porter:
02 9958 3977  |  philippi@optusnet.com.au

 

 

Melinda Smith & Brook Emery

Wednesday 13th June 2018

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Melinda Smith and Brook Emery read at The Incinerator presented by the North Shore Poetry Project. 

Wednesday 13th June 2018 - 7.00pm open / 8.00pm readings start.

For reservations contact Philip Porter:
02 9958 3977  |  philippi@optusnet.com.au

 

 

David Malouf

Thursday 8th March 2018

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David Malouf reads at The Incinerator presented by the North Shore Poetry Project. 

Thursday 8th March 2018 - 7.00pm open / 7.30pm readings start.

For reservations contact Philip Porter:
02 9958 3977  |  philippi@optusnet.com.au

 

 

Anna Kerdijk Nicholson

Wednesday 8th March 2017

 

Anna Kerdijk Nicholson reads at Rubino's presented by the North Shore Poetry Project. 

Wednesday 8th March 2017 - 7.00pm open / 7.30pm readings start.

For reservations contact Philip Porter:
02 9958 3977  |  philippi@optusnet.com.au

 

 

David Malouf

Wednesday 16th November 2016

 
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Reservations are essential so book now!

David Malouf at Rubino's presented by the North Shore Poetry Project.
Wednesday 16th November. 7.00pm open / 7.30pm readings start.

For reservations contact Philip Porter:
02 9958 3977  |  philippi@optusnet.com.au

 
 

 

Kit Kelen & Iggy McGovern

Thursday 26th May 2016

 

 

Robyn Rowland & Alex Skovron

Wednesday 9th March 2016 

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Local Poets Night

Thursday 1st October 2015

 

 

A night with Kevin Hart

Saturday 25th July 2015

 

 

Eileen Chong & Andy Kissane

Wednesday 27th May & Thursday 11 June 2015

 

 

John Upton & Tricia Dearborn

Wednesday 4th & Thursday 19th March 2015

 

 

Dawn Bruce & Beverley George

Thursday 28th August & Wednesday 10th September 2015

 

 

Sara Rice & Miles Merrill

Thursday 27th November 2014

 

 

Carol Jenkins & Jakob Ziguras

Wednesday 28th May 2014

 

 

Luke Fischer & Peter Bakowski

Wednesday 12th March 2014

 

 

Peter Boyle

Thursday 21st March 2014

 

 

Mark O'Flynn

Wednesday 26th June 2013

 

 

Mark Tredinnick

Wednesday 25th September 2013

 

 

Joanne Burns & John Carey

Wednesday 4th December 2013

 

 

Judith Beveridge & Stephen Edgar

Thursday 27 September 2012

 

 

Philip Porter

Thursday 14th June 2012