Poets at the Petersham Bowlo is a monthly gathering of the Inner West's finest spoken word and performance artists.

The Open Mic soirée takes place at our beautiful and iconic Petersham Bowling Club on the third Thursday of every month.

The night hosts a friendly and encouraging atmosphere where all kinds of performances are welcome: poems, short stories, comedy, music.

For many years, it has been a great way for local poets to connect with each other, as well as to meet artists from other performance scenes around Australia. The October event featured well-established and published Melbourne poet, Peter Bakowski.

The space also offers a great opportunity for emerging artists to take the next step in their creative endeavours - whether this may be performing for the first time or getting published themselves!

Each year, those who have presented original material during an Open Mic soirée are able to submit their work to be published in an annual anthology.

At a fantastic bar and bistro, new and old friends can gather and share their stories thanks to the Poets at the Petersham Bowlo.