Red Dirt Poetry Festival is a 4-day International poetry and spoken word celebration in Mparntwe/Alice Springs

This hybrid festival promises to be an in person and digital delight with curated events and commissioned work, bringing together poets from around the country and overseas to share their stories and creative works.

With live events at venues throughout Alice Springs and online via social media and our website; presentations, workshops, showcases and exclusive commissioned works will be presented.

A message from Festival Ambassador, Catherine Satour

As the 2022 Red Dirt Poetry Festival Ambassador I invite you to ignite your imagination. As a songwriter I love creative writing and poetry – it’s raw and real.

The program this year absolutely spoils us with creative writing, performances and arts events over four days here in Mparntwe, there’s something for everyone.

Ongoing Events

Consciousness for the Subconscious: A Mindful Poetry Podcast

Consciousness for the Subconscious: A Mindful Poetry Podcast

Date Aug 3 - 7, 2022Time All Day EventVenue Virtual Event

Red Dirt Poetry Festival invites you to relax with us, meditate or even fall asleep. We all need and deserve some time out to rest, every night of the festival we will release a new episode on 8CCC and online. In this short podcast our poets will speak to your subconscious and help guide you to creatively relax and support your mind to process the world around us and the spaces we occupy.

2022 Artists