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Experience & write poetry at CHG with the Maitland Verses Poets

Experience & write poetry at CHG with the Maitland Verses Poets

Fancy a spot of ekphrasis? Don’t know what that means? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, it’s something most people have to Google. In Greek, exphrasis means ‘description’ and it’s commonly used to describe a poetic response to a work of art.


This Saturday, a group of poets from the Maitland Verses Poets group will be enjoying an ekphratic session at Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle. Yes, that’s right, they’re writing poetry in response to paintings and YOU'RE WELCOME TO JOIN THEM!

The poets will be at the gallery from 12-2pm on Saturday 17th June. Feel free to come along and write your own exphrasis, meet the poets and have a chat about poetry.

We look forward to seeing you at the Gallery!


The Verses poet-in-residence pilot program >

Is an initiative of Maitland City Council that aims to promote poetry, in all its forms, across Maitland and the Hunter.
Eight poets are currently undertaking weekly residencies in seven cafes across Maitland: Seraphine Café, Connainas Coffee Bar, The Bikesmith, Organic Feast Wholefood Café, Readers Café and Larder, One Bird’s Coffee and The Palm Court Tea Salon. Café patrons are invited to engage with the poets, who are happy to read poems, talk about poetry or create new writing in response to suggestions.

Link for definition of ekphrasis (and word of the day podcast): https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ekphrasis
Link to the Maitland Library website which has some key information including Poet profiles and a times & locations poster:
http://www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/Library/events/verses2

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