Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar

We are one of Sydney's favourite general second-hand Bookstores. Walk through to our beautiful courtyard Cafe that transforms into a tapas Bar at night. We are also now home to Da Capo Music Bookshop, the only dedicated second-hand sheet music store in Australia. We buy and sell used books, sheet music and records, host live music and events and are available for venue hire.

For individual opening hours, see: BOOKSHOP HOURS ~ CAFE HOURS ~ BAR HOURS

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  • Sappho Books, Cafe & Wine Bar 51 Glebe Point Rd Glebe, NSW, 2037 Australia (map)

On the second Tuesday of June, the Sappho poetry night will play host to AVANT GAGA #17, with special guests Amanda Stewart, Stuart Cooke, Bella Li and Claire Nashar, plus an open section, as ever. Come poetry. Come mulled wine. Embrace the winter. Embrace the other within ya. 

is a poet, author and vocal artist. She has created a diversity of publications, performances, film and radio works in Australia, Europe, Japan and the US, working in literature, music, broadcasting, theatre and new media environments. She also worked full time as a producer/presenter at ABC Radio in Sydney for many years. Stewart is a cofounder of the Australian text-sound ensemble, Machine For Making Sense and the Netherlands trio, Allos. She is a recipient of a number of awards for her work including a UN Association of Australia Media Peace Prize, an Åke Blomström Award, a Stiftung Kulturfonds grant and her selected poems, I/T was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and won the Anne Elder Poetry Prize.

is a poet & critic based on the Gold Coast, where he lectures in creative writing & literary studies at Griffith University. His latest book is George Dyuŋgayan’s Bulu Line: a West-Kimberley song cycle (Puncher & Wattmann, 2014)

Bella Li is a freelance editor and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. Her poems have been published most recently in Cordite, Rabbit, Mascara, Best Australian Poems (2012, 2013), Contemporary Asian Australian Poets (2013) and Land Before Lines (2014). Her chapbook Maps, Cargo (Vagabond Press, 2013) was shortlisted for the 2014 Wesley Michel Wright Prize. She is a managing co-editor at Five Islands Press.

Born in Sydney, Claire Nashar lives in Buffalo, New York, where she is a PhD student at the State University of New York. From 2012 to 2014 she was the curator of the Australian Poetry Library. Her first book of poems is forthcoming from Cordite Books.

If you'd like to read a poem in the open section, sign up is from 7pm. There will be up to 10 readers, 2 minutes each.

Earlier Event: June 3
Heidi Toluzzi
Later Event: June 10