Rocket Readings is a lively poetry event that has become iconic in Wollongong. This annual event is presented by Linda Godfrey and features Evelyn Araluen and Garry McDougall. All poets are welcome to take advantage of the open mic. Mingle with the poets over tea and coffee afterwards.

Entry is $5. All proceeds to South Coast Writers Centre's Indigenous program. Tickets available at the door.


Presented by the South Coast Writers Centre.

South Coast Writers Centre’s Indigenous Writing program is kindly supported by the Wollongong Art Gallery and Arts NSW.

Evelyn Araluen (Australian)

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Evelyn Araluen is a poet, activist, and PhD candidate teaching and researching Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney, Eora country. Born and raised on Dharug country with Bundjalung ancestry, her poetry and criticism can be found in Southerly, Overland, and The Best Australian Poems of 2016.

Linda Godfrey (Australian)

Linda Godfrey is the program manager of the Wollongong Writers Festival and the curator of Rocket Readings. She is a poet, writer and editor.