Writing On Our Calendar / March 2022

Fill your March with these wonderful writing events. There’s a range of online and in person events to keep you going, including film festivals, award announcements, poetry readings, the Blak & Bright satellite event at Writing NSW and a good showing for live theatre!

1 March – 6 April: French Film Festival – Sydney
The Embassy of France in Australia is proud to be a partner of the 33rd Alliance Française French Film Festival. For more than three decades, this widely celebrated Festival has been presenting the best of French excellence on the big screen. View the films here

Mali Twist by Robert Guediguian showing at the French Film Festival

8 March: #BREAKtheBIAS: Women poets perform on International Women’s Day
Poetry Sydney partners with Knox.Live to platform Australian women poets. A range of women poets from a diversity and variety of voice, thought, place and poetic preoccupation will feature at the live-streamed event. Purchase your tickets here.

9-12 March: Riverside Theatre – Freud’s Last Session
Riverside Theatres presents Clock and Spiel Productions’ Freud’s Last Session, a thought-provoking work by renowned American playwright Mark St. Germain. It centres on legendary psychoanalyst – Dr. Sigmund Freud – who invites the young, rising Oxford Don – C.S. Lewis – to his home in London. Grab your tickets here.

12 March: The 67th Blake Poetry Prize Winner Announcement
This exciting announcement and exhibition will include both the art and poetry winners. Casula Powerhouse has been home to the prestigious Blake Prize since 2016 and has engaged artists both nationally and internationally with ideas of spirituality and religion. Book your tickets here

bad machine by Campbelltown Arts Centre, performed at Casula Powerhouse

12-19 March: Campbelltown Arts Centre – bad machine
bad machine is a powerful and provocative new play exploring the Robodebt crisis and its impact on vulnerable Australians in Western Sydney and beyond. The ensemble features Writing NSW’s 2021 Boundless Festival speaker, Abbie-Lee Lewis. Purchase your tickets here.

18-20 March: Australian Playwrights’ Festival
The festival will be a public event to celebrate the contribution of our playwrights to the national conversation. It will mix panels and one-on-one discussions that showcase our playwrights and the roles they have played in reflecting our society and defining who we are. See the program here.

Blak & Bright Writing NSW satellite event, Saturday 19 March

19 March: Blak & Bright Satellite Event at Writing NSW 
This satellite event will feature a mix of streamed sessions from the Melbourne festival as well as live activities with First Nations artists. In-person sessions will be held at Callan Park in Lilyfield from 11am to 6pm. Register here

21 March: Word Travels – World Poetry Day
Celebrate World Poetry with the release of Southerly Magazine’s powerful collection. Writing Through Fences – Archipelago of Letters; devoted entirely to the work of past and present refugees in detention centres. Register here

31 March – 3 April: Oracles of the Bush
Tenterfield’s Oracles of the Bush is a four day cultural event encompassing live performance of Australian Bush poetry, music and art. Check out the program here.

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