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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Poetry Night

On the second Tuesday of March this year, the poetry night at Sappho falls on the date of famous hoax poet Ern Malley's 99th birthday. So, to commemorate this 'fake' occasion, a large collection of 'living' poets will come together to read some (maybe all) of Ern Malley's 16-poem oeuvre, and will perhaps read some of their own hoax poems. See what happens. As always, drinks and tapas at the bar, and FREE entry. 

If you want to remind yourself of who Ern Malley: 

If you want to read his poems: 

Include John Tranter, joanne burns, Amanda Stewart, Chris Edwards, Kate Middleton, Fiona Wright, a.j. carruthers, and many others.

For the open mic section, if you want to read a poem this particular month, IT HAS TO BE A 'FAKE' POEM. Perhaps you could write an imitation of one of Ern's poems, or create your own Malley character...? Or do a hoax translation of a fictitious poet...? Or write a fake news poem, or a poem by Donald Trump...? Have some fun with it. There'll be up to 10 readers in the open section. 2 minutes each.

The Sappho Poetry Reading Series is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Image: is 'Ern Malley', a painting by Sidney Nolan, that has been run through a Google Deep Dream generator.

Earlier Event: March 4
Later Event: March 15
Robert Clancy