Digital Writers Festival 2019

The Digital Writing Festival is happening from the end of this month.

The Digital Writers’ Festival takes place online, on their website.

Log on and tune in to join the conversation, wherever you are.

For all sessions and workshops check out their website here:

Digital Writers Festival 2019

 

 

 

Melbourne Writers Festival 2019

 

The Melbourne Writers Festival is happening in Melbourne, Australia from 30 August till 8 September.

Victoria’s premier annual literary event. The Festival connects writers and stories to celebrate a world of literature, explore universal ideas, and inspire a global community of readers.

This year’s Festival theme is “When We Talk About Love”.

For all sessions and workshops check out their website here:

Melbourne Writers Festival

 

 

Love Your Bookshop Day – 10th of August

 

This year bookshops across Australia are throwing a party and you are invited! Love Your Bookshop Day is a chance to celebrate what makes your local bookshop great. Whether it’s for their amazing staff, their carefully curated range or specialisation or a must-see events program, we encourage you to visit your favourite bookshop on Saturday 11 August and join in with the celebrations.

Don’t forget to tag using #loveyourbookshopday and share why your bookshop is special using the hash tag #whyIlovemybookshop

For more info go here: Love Your Bookshop Day

 

 

 

Poem in Your Pocket Day

 

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2019 is on April 18 and is part of National Poetry Month. On this day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate. In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets extended Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada.

(C) T. Altman 2019

 

 

 

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and although it might of been instigated by Academy of American Poets in 1996,  its gone worldwide and is something I have taken part in personally over the last several years.

This year instead of using the prompts by one FB group, blog or website I have used several which have inspired me.

Writing poetry is not a competition – its about encouraging creativity in a motivational way which is stimulating to the writer.

(C) T. Altman 2019

 

 

 

Happy World Poetry Day!

 

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UNESCO declared World Poetry Day on the 21st of March in 1999

“Poetry’s has the unique ability to capture the creative spirit of the human mind as well as provide individuals with the opportunity to discover and assert their identity.”