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Poetry at SMSA 2023

Poetry at SMSA 2023

Date & Time

This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00pm. Please scroll down for a list of meeting dates and information about monthly topics.


For current meeting details and/or to join the group, please contact Group Coordinator Peter Rainey (details below). 

Come along to our free discussion group for poetry lovers held on the second Tuesday of each month commencing at 6pm. Recite, listen to and discuss poems in an informal, friendly atmosphere. Half of each meeting is dedicated to a theme.

Offers to chair meetings are always welcome. So too are offers to lead discussion on a nominated poem. The only rule is that one can’t read one’s own poems.

Members’ Group – New Members Welcome

Group Coordinator: Peter Rainey

 

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DateMeeting TypeTopicTopic Leader
10 JanuaryNorman Selfe RoomThree Robert Frost Narrative (“The Death of the Hired Man”, “Home Burial” and “The Witch of Coos”)Peter R
14 FebruaryNorman Selfe RoomSufi PoetsPeter K
14 MarchNorman Selfe RoomModern Australian PoetryAndy
11 AprilNorman Selfe RoomTS Eliot “The Waste Land”Peter R
9 MayNorman Selfe RoomNightDeb
13 JuneNorman Selfe RoomNo Topic **Peter R
11 JulyNorman Selfe RoomHomer, “Scenes from the adventures of Odysseus…”Ian
8 AugustNorman Selfe RoomLes MurrayHarry
12 SeptemberNorman Selfe RoomPoems in TranslationKate
10 OctoberNorman Selfe RoomSeamus HeaneyMarcelle
14 NovemberNorman Selfe RoomSocial SatirePeter K
12 DecemberNorman Selfe RoomPoems about food/ FoodLaurel D

**For “no topic”, perhaps you might like to consider poems that might suit the topics that just missed out: “Goethe”, “The Anatomy of Nature in Poetry” and “Farewells”. But “No Topic”, of course, means “No Topic”!

COVID-19 Safety Requirements 

  • Mask wearing is strongly recommended at all times unless eating/drinking.
  • Please observe social distancing guidelines.
  • Please do not come in if you feel at all unwell.

Date & Time

This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00pm. Please scroll down for a list of meeting dates and information about monthly topics.

Location

Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Norman Selfe Room

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 3

Membership

When you join SMSA as member, you get a wide range of benefits.

Access to the SMSA Library

We are home to a unique collection of books, a highlight being our Mystery and Crime section.

Able to borrow from the Tom Keneally Centre

We are honoured to be the home of Tom Keneally’s personal collection of books, many of which have been used as research for his own works.

Access to member only events

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Access to member only activities such as members groups

We provide a variety of member only events, these are relaxed social occasions to have fun and make new friends.

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