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)

Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland literary journal. Her widely published criticism, fiction and poetry has been awarded the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship and a Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund grant. Born and raised on Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung Nation. Evelyn’s debut is Dropbear.