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Out of the Ordinary :
On Poetry and the World

A Carbon Neutral
in Canberra December 5-7



Giorgio De Chirico, Le Chant D'Amour, oil on canvas, 73 x 59.1 cm, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Public domain.






Due to high demand, registrations for face-to-face attendance at Out of the Ordinary: On Poetry and the World are now closed.


People are still welcome to attend any or all of our

3 x free public events  

Mon 5th Poetry Reading with Lucy Van,

Paul Collis and Omar Sakr


Wed 7th celebration of Finnegans Wake


Friday 9th discussion of "Writing Life" with the Biographers of Sylvia Plath, William MacMahon, George Balanchine and James Joyce


To purchase an online registration 

please click the link to the University of Canberra payment portal.





Online registration will give you live access via zoom to:

  • the opening session, including Welcome to Country 

  • all of the papers in the 6 parallel sessions

  • the Monday night keynote poetry readings

  • Heather Clark's keynote address on Tuesday morning

  • the poetry-writing workshop at lunch-time on Tuesday

  • the poetry and ordinary language keynote panel on Wednesday 

  • the closing panel on Wednesday afternoon

You will be able to make comment and ask questions via your computer microphone, or the various chat functions. See further here.

(NB the events we cannot put online are the Smoking Ceremony (Mon), the UFO Courtyard Poetry reading (Tues), the Poetry and Film event (Tues), and James Joyce's Radio Tower of Babel (Wed).)




ONLINE CONCESSION (3 DAY REG. ONLY)                              $220 AUD

NB these prices include GST

CLOSING DATE for online registrations   

4th December 2022 


Please note that we will be asking all F2F participants to upload proof of carbon offsetting on any interstate travel. This documentation will serve to support us in post-conference reconciliation of our estimated and actual carbon emissions.


For those who are drawing on university conference funding, it is our hope that you will include the cost of offsetting in your application. At some institutions, this will be business as usual. At others, this act might spark some needed conversations.

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