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WA Poets Inc was set up in 2006 following the success of the inaugural 2005 WA Spring Poetry Festival. It was apparent that Western Australian poets wanted an organisation dedicated to providing resources and services to poets and poetry.
WA POETS INC AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
§ Organise an annual local poetry festival that will promote local poets and improve their opportunities for professional development
§ Organise regular poetry events in association with other writing organisations to increase poets engagement with a broader public readership.
§ Develop online networks through a web-database of WA poets and WA Poets Inc members
§ Develop a resource base for Western Australian poets and poetry in the digital space which will include information on readings, competitions and opportunities.
§ Explore and promote publishing opportunities for WA poets and WA Poets Inc members
§ Raise awareness of WA poets and poetry locally, nationally and internationally
§ Provide opportunities to bring poets and the community together
§ Publish a quarterly online poetry and haiku journal that encourages and showcases developing, emerging and established poets’ work.
WA POETRY FESTIVAL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
§ Introduce audiences to established and innovative artists of varying poetic traditions.
§ Develop a diverse, inclusive program that will provide opportunities for local poets to engage with and challenge their own craft.
§ Promote a poetry culture in WA that will promote local poets to improve their opportunities for professional development and their engagement with a broader public readership