Mad Poets Society

Mad Poets Society is an Awareness events crew project that has ballooned over the last few years thanks to an awesome crowd of writers, singers, poets and supporters! We’re a grassroots group and always welcome new people to help make writing events happen.

The aim of the Mad Poets Society is to create safe, supportive spaces for people to share and listen to writing by the mental health and wider community, where it’s ok to read poems that deal with themes of mental illness, wellness and recovery. We know that people will have writing that deals with the themes of recovery and optimism, and the darkness of despair, and writing on both is welcome here.

Open Mic Nights

We’re committed to maintaining a supportive space for writers and this year are holding Open Mic Nights every third Friday of the Month from February to November at Beat Street Café.

Upcoming events:

  • October 21st Open Mic Night 7pm Beat St Café
  • November 18th Open Mic Night 7pm Beat St Café
  • We hope to run more events in 2017!

Writers Workshops

We are also running writers workshops for people with lived experience of mental illness or addiction. Our next workshop is on Saturday 15th October from 2-5pm, to register to attend please get in touch! Workshops are free to attend and tutored by Annie Southern. We will be holding another two workshops in the first half of 2017, dates to be confirmed.


We have recently produced our first Mad Poets Society Publication “Our Stories Unfolding” which are available for $10 with all profits going to support ongoing Mad Poetry events. To order a copy or find out more please contact or call 366 8288.