In an era of crisis, reading poetry can offer us the experience of feeling less alone. And so can writing it.
This workshop – for poets of all levels of experience – will help you write poems that include other voices while also harnessing the power and limitations of your own voice. By reading and discussing poems, and through immersive writing exercises (both solo and collaborative), we'll access the otherness of ourselves and the intimate proximity of others.
At the end, you'll have written the drafts of three new poems, and you'll have expanded your sense of what you can do with poetry.
Participants will gain:
- Familiarity with six poems that have voice as integral to their impact
- Increased awareness of participant's own voice
- Increased awareness of how to write in other voices
- Drafts of three new poems
- Increased awareness of options for poetic collaboration.
About Andy Jackson
Andy Jackson is a poet and creative writing teacher, was awarded the inaugural Writing the Future of Health Fellowship, and is a Writers Victoria Patron. He has featured at literary events and arts festivals in Ireland, India, the USA and across Australia. Andy has been shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the John Bray Poetry Award and the Victorian Premier's Prize for Poetry. He has co-edited disability-themed issues of Southerly and Australian Poetry Journal, and his latest poetry collection is Human Looking, which won the 2022 ALS Gold Medal and the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry.
Members $88 / Non-members $140
This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you, please check your spam/junk folders. A recording will be available to registered participants for two weeks after the event.
—Not a Writers SA member? Members receive more than 30% off the full price of this workshop, you’ll also get a free 20 minute consult, expert advice about your career and your work, and join a community of like-minded creatives. Join now for as little as $60!
—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!
—If you are a member of another state based writers centre, SCBWI SA or Editors SA, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the program commencement date to get a code for the member price.
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Writers SA members receive
- 30% discount on all workshops and services
- a free 20-minute consultation with our Director upon sign up
- advice, information and support in your writing activities
- career pathway support and opportunities
- access to a community of writers
- opportunities to meet industry professionals
- opportunities for publication and promotion