Monday, July 23, 2018


In the lead up to the Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry Night on Monday 13 August, spend an afternoon exploring writing and performing poetry in languages other than English - or a mix of languages! 
  • Sunday, August 5, 2pm – 5pm 
  • Civic Library
  • Free 
You might speak another language as your first language or mother tongue. Maybe you are a language learner. But if you are interested in expressing yourself poetically, come for an afternoon of writing activities with a multilingual focus, and performance exercises to build your confidence and expression.

It is also a great opportunity meet other writers who are interested in the power of words beyond the limits of the English language.

For more information or to register, email See also Facebook:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mother Tongue Poets - Monday 13 August

SIGN UP NOW! for the next Mother Tongue event
  • Monday 13 August 2018, 7pm-9pm
  • Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street; Canberra City 
If you would like to share a poem (or two!) in a language other than English, just email
  • All languages are welcome.
  • You can read your own original poetry, or a work by another poet.
  • Any style of poetry - traditional, modern, slam, rap - or something that defies definition.
  • The work can be all in your other language, or a mix with English.
  • You are invited to give a brief explanation or introduction of your poem in English - the subject, the feeling - or you can give a full translation if you prefer.
For more information, please contact Jacqui at or 0433 845900

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update July 2018

Some information about language-related news and activities, especially in the Canberra region. Term 3/Semester 2 starts soon, so plenty of opportunities to learn and practice your language skills - with physical as well as mental benefits according to the article about various health problems associated with being monolingual!

Overview of Update below, and full copy downloadable HERE

Feedback and contributions to future Updates welcome