Berkley Street, Morpeth: Poetry Al Fresco

Visit Berkley Street, Morpeth and sit back and enjoy Poetry Al Fresco.

From 5.00pm until 7.00pm Al Fresco Poetry will bring you some wonderful poets from around the Hunter, including Judy Johnson, Catherine Knight, Phoebe Carter-Swain and Pip Sheehan. Get comfy and listen to them read to you as they create a very special event.

Judy Johnson has published six poetry collections and several chapbooks. Her prizes include the Victorian Premier’s Award, the Wesley Michel Wright Prize (twice), and her work has been shortlisted in the WA Premier’s Award. Her verse novel Jackwas on the Sydney and Melbourne University syllabus.

She is one of four editors of a landmark 25-year retrospective anthology of Australian verse, Contemporary Australian Poetry. Her most recent book, Dark Convicts, is a poetic exploration of her two First Fleet ancestors, who were African-American ex-slaves.

Want to get involved? You’re invited to bring some poetry to read and be part of the open set on the day. Bring your friends and your poems,  together we will fill these spring time afternoons with the magic of poetry. Stay for a few poems or stay for them all. Al Fresco Poetry will be a delightful way to start your Friday evening.

‘Morph It’ will see Council unlock public space in Morpeth through a suite of quick, engaging and high impact temporary interventions that build upon the unique character of the historic town of Morpeth and challenge the traditional hierarchy of our streets.

Morph It will run from Friday 23 October 2020 until Sunday 29 November 2020.

Other Morph It events can be found at


Nov 20 2020




5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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